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Students will immerse themselves in diverse stories, exhibits and activities from the Northwest African American Museum, an integral institution of art, history, and culture in our region. Students will learn elements of prose and poetry to develop their creative writing skills, while participating in writing activities, craft exercises, and experiences designed to inspire their imaginations. This camp will be facilitated by two local artists: Naa Akua is a published poet, performer, and educator, and Daemond Arrindell is a published poet, playwright, performer, and educator, it will also feature guest presenters from the museum. This camp will culminate with a reading of student work and the option for students to contribute a chosen piece to the Northwest African American Museum.
This camp is for students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2021. This camp will take place online using Zoom and Google Classroom.
Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email email@example.com.
*Note – all Scribes Summer camps are in Pacific Standard Time
Duration: 1 week
Term: Scribes 2021
Start Date: 07/05/2021
End Date: 07/09/2021
Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT
Maximum Class Size: 15
Naa Akua is a 2019 Citizen University Poet-in-Residence, queer poet, emcee, and Gregory Award winning actor. They are a WITS writer-in-residence at Franklin High School and co-facilitator for Young Women Empowered Y-WE Lead mentoring program.
Daemond Arrindell is a writer and teaching artist. Adjunct Faculty at Seattle University and Cornish College for the Arts; a 2013 Jack Straw Writer; and a 2014 VONA/Voices Writer’s Workshop fellow. He has performed across the country and has been repeatedly commissioned by Seattle and Bellevue Arts Museums.