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Scribes & NAAM GRADES 9-12

The Northwest African American Museum and its collection will be the inspiration for this week of Scribes. Via remote access, Scribes instructors will build a unique week of creative writing around African American culture, history, and art. You’ll explore elements of poetry and prose, trying new styles and forms while reading and meeting writers who will inspire you. All skill levels welcome.

This session will be held online using a combination of Zoom and Google Classroom.

To register, choose from the sliding scale options below. For a full scholarship, email lily@hugohouse.org with a short explanation of why you’d like to attend.

Arianne True (Choctaw, Chickasaw) is a queer poet and folk artist from Seattle. Besides the Hugo House, Arianne has taught and mentored with Writers in the Schools (WITS) and YouthSpeaks Seattle, and is a proud alum of Hedgebrook and of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

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.

Instructor: Arianne True and Naa Akua

Grade: 9-12

Location: ONLINE

Duration: One week

Term: Scribes 2020

Start Date: 07/13/2020

End Date: 07/17/2020

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

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Maximum Class Size: 18

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Arianne True and Naa Akua

Arianne True (Choctaw, Chickasaw) is a queer poet and folk artist from Seattle. Besides the Hugo House, Arianne has taught and mentored with Writers in the Schools (WITS) and YouthSpeaks Seattle, and is a proud alum of Hedgebrook and of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

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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