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Poetry Scribes, 9-12th grade

Students will delve into the craft of poetry, immersing themselves in diverse forms of written expression and learning poetic techniques. Students will read a wide variety of work from carefully curated poets and will participate in writing activities, craft exercises, and experiences designed to inspire their imaginations. This camp will be facilitated by two local artists: Daemond Arrindell is a published poet, playwright, performer, and educator, and Shelby Handler is a published writer and educator; it will also feature guest teaching artists. This camp will culminate with a reading of student work and the option for students to contribute a chosen piece to a digital anthology of their work. 

This camp is for students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2021 and will take place online using Zoom and Google Classroom. All camps will break for lunch from 12-1pm each day.

Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email keliko@hugohouse.org.

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

Instructor: Daemond Arrindell & Shelby Handler

Grade: 9-12

Location: Online

Duration: 1 week

Term: Scribes 2021

Start Date: 08/02/2021

End Date: 08/06/2021

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

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Daemond Arrindell & Shelby Handler

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.

Shelby Handler is a queer ashkenazi writer, organizer, performer and educator living in Seattle on Dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish) and unceded Coast Salish land. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, PANK Magazine, Sugar House Review, The Journal, Gigantic Sequins and the Write Bloody anthology “We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival”, among others. Shelby was nominated for the 2020 Best of the Net and was a finalist for Palette Poetry’s Emerging Poet Prize, judged by Ilya Kaminsky. Shelby has received fellowships and grants from the Richard Hugo House, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Gay City Arts, Asylum Arts and the Yiddish Book Center. They are a founding member of the Jewish Voice for Peace Artists and Cultural Workers Council and a reader for PANK Magazine. Shelby has worked as a teaching artist for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the Schools, Youth Speaks Seattle and Kadima Reconstructionist Synagogue. Currently, they are an MFA candidate at the University of Washington.

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