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Poetry Scribes GRADES 9-12

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.

Full scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please call 206-322-7030 or email youth@hugohouse.org.

Instructor: Sierra Nelson and Naa Akua

Grade: 9-12

Location: ONLINE

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

Maximum Class Size: 16

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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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