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Explore the treasures of poetry and prose. Together with Sierra and Meredith, your days will be full of writing activities that stretch your mind and let your words take flight. Read, write, and brainstorm. Doodle and draw; write and edit; cut and paste. In Scribes, you’ll look at and listen to the world in new ways, share your work, and be a part of a supportive creative community. All skill levels welcome.
This camp will be held online using a combination of Zoom and Google Classroom.
Duration: Two weeks
Term: Scribes 2020
Start Date: 07/20/2020
End Date: 07/31/2020
Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT
Maximum Class Size: 18
Sierra Nelson is a poet, performer, and installation artist. Her books include forthcoming poetry collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions), lyrical choose-your-own-adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal Press), and chapbook In Case of Loss (Toadlily). Earning her MFA in Poetry from University of Washington (2002), Nelson is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Carolyn Kizer Prize winner, Pushcart Prize nominee, and winner of the Carolyn Kizer Prize and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's CityArtist Grant. She is also co-founder of literary performance groups The Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society, and president of Seattle's Cephalopod Appreciation Society. For more info: songsforsquid.tumblr.com
Meredith Arena is a writer and interdisciplinary teaching artist from New York City with 18 years of teaching experience with youth ages 5-15, both in afterschool and school-day arts integration environments. She also conducts professional development for teachers in the area of arts integration. Meredith holds an BA in Cultural Studies, a BFA in photography and an MFA in Creative Writing. She creates and implements curricula that mix creative drama, movement, writing and visual arts. Her work with youth aims to cultivate self-confidence, compassion, joy, critical thinking, community and social justice. She wants her students to become aware of their inherent creativity and be able to access it when they most need it. She is currently an Arts Corps teaching artist in residence at Mt View Elementary school in White Center.