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Explore the craft of poetry in this week-long Scribes session with Sierra and Naa, two of the most dynamic poetry instructors in Seattle. Together with your group of like-minded word fiends, you’ll write, edit and polish new poems; experiment with a diverse range of poetic devices; and read contemporary and classic writers. Build and nourish your own rich, internal world while being a part of a creative community. All skill levels welcome.
This camp will take place online using Zoom and Google Classroom.
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 – 3:00 pm PDT
Maximum Class Size: 16
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.