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Poetry & Meditation Scribes, 9-12th grade

with Naa Akua

Online

Open to all levels

5 Sessions

Start Date: July 18, 2022
End Date: July 22, 2022
Day of Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Capacity: 12 seats

Now that summer has officially started it’s time to reset, release, and recharge! In this camp, students will explore ways to help calm and rejuvenate their minds and bodies using techniques such as: vocal toning, body scanning, short meditations and breathing exercises. Students will explore mindfulness through the lens of poetry and look at writers such as Ross Gay, (The Book of Delight) and Sonya Renee Taylor (The Body is Not an Apology). Be prepared to experience calm and fun! This camp will be facilitated by Naa Akua, a published poet, performer, and educator.

This half-day camp is for students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2022 and will take place online using Zoom and Google Classroom. Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email youth@hugohouse.org.

*Note – all Scribes Summer camps are in Pacific Standard Time

Naa Akua

Naa Akua

they/she

Naa Akua, is a New York-born poet, actor, educator, and sound-word practitioner who is Ghanaian/Bajan and queer. Akua uses the vibratory energy of sound and the intent of words as a vehicle towards healing. Akua, former 2019 Citizen University Poet-in-Residence is a Writers in the Schools (Seattle Arts & Lectures) Writer-in-Residence at Franklin High School, Hugo House teacher, and Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) youth facilitator. www.naaakua.com

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