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Poetry Scribes

Scribes will explore the craft of Poetry, using Hugo House as a home base for an expedition into written expression and poetic technique. Together with Sierra and Naa, Scribes will engage dynamically with multiple aspects of poetry and participate in writing, editing and polishing drafts, arts-driven field trips, craft exercises, and exposure to a diverse range of poetic devices, contemporary and classic writers. Scribes will use creative writing to build and nourish rich internal worlds while supporting and engaging with one another to create a creative community. The session will culminate in a community reading where Scribes will have the opportunity to share their work! All skill levels welcome.

Instructor: Sierra Nelson and Naa Akua

Grade: 9-12

Location: Hugo House

Duration: One week

Term: Scribes 2020

Start Date: 08/10/2020

End Date: 08/14/2020

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

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Maximum Class Size: 15

Early Bird pricing is $25 off through 03/31/2020 so register now!

$425.00 $450.00 Early Bird General Price:

Sierra Nelson and Naa Akua

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

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.

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