Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Cost: $35 (with paid museum admission)
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Oki Education Center
(Advance Registration Required)
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Led by two national poetry slam champions and artists, learn about performance poetry and how to create your own work in this hands-on workshop. Discover your own voice by exploring the ideas of self-identity through performance poetry. The workshop touches upon diversity and celebrates our personal cultural heritage, highlighting the unique individuals in our community.
1:30pm – 2:30pm – A public performance by Elizabeth Acevedo and G. Yamazawa will follow after the workshop, in which we invite workshop participants and museum visitors to also participate and share on stage. FREE
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Elizabeth Acevedo is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from the George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. The Poet X (HarperCollins), her debut young adult novel, will be released in March 2018.
G. Yamazawa is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Cultural Diplomat for the Department of State, Kundiman Fellow, and Team Backpack certified. G. Yamazawa has been featured on ABC, NBC, NPR, PBS, and has toured over 200 universities in the US and abroad. With notable performances at the Sundance Film Festival and the Pentagon, Yamazawa continues to challenge the American perspective of race, culture, poetry and rap, and the phenomenon of the human condition. Yamazawa’s debut album “Shouts to Durham,” charted at #37 on the iTunes top 100 rap albums, and is currently working on his sophomore release.