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Middle School Scribes with BFI

Hugo House is excited to now offer a Scribe Camp in partnership with the Bureau of Fearless Ideas!

Scribes will explore the treasures of poetry and prose. Together with Roberto and Rachel, scribes will engage dynamically with creative writing and participate in quality programming that includes arts-driven field trips, writing activities, craft exercises, and exposure to a diverse range of genres, forms, and writers. The session will culminate in a community reading where Scribes will have the opportunity to share their work! All skill levels welcome.

Instructor: Rachel Kessler and Roberto Ascalon

Grade: 6-8

Location: Hugo House

Duration: One Week

Term: Scribes 2019

Start Date: 07/22/2019

End Date: 07/26/2019

Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Maximum Class Size: 15

$450.00 General Price:

This class is full

Rachel Kessler and Roberto Ascalon

Roberto Ascalon is a poet, writer, arts educator, and spoken-word performance artist. Roberto uses his love for the craft of poetry to transform the world that surrounds him. He connects with audiences via universal narratives that encompass topics such as racism, first kisses, love, family, and Spam. He has taught at Nova High School, participated in the Seattle Arts and Lectures Writers in the Schools program, and worked as a teaching artist and mentor for Arts Corps, Youth Speaks Seattle, and the Service Board. He is currently the Program Manager for the Bureau of Fearless Ideas

Rachel Kessler is a founding member of the Typing Explosion, Vis-à-vis Society, and LOCCAL (League Of Citizens Concerned About Literature). As a teaching artist she works with homeless adults, people in recovery, youth in detention, and serves in the Writer in the Schools program. Her work and collaborations have appeared in The Stranger, The Open Daybook, Poetry Northwest, The Monarch Review, The Far Field, Tin House, TATE, and USA Today. The Frye Art Museum and the Bellevue Art Museum have featured her collaborative installations. Her literary performances have premiered at The Bowery Poetry Club and the Poet’s House through the New York Public Library, the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Arizona Poetry Center, and all across the US and Canada, as well as during the 50th Venice Biennale.

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