Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Slam Poetry Crash Course for Teens

Wanted to write for two days, but was dealing with coordinating my daughter's social life, as well as a rash she developed that caused a minor medical panic then vanished after 8 hours as mysteriously as it had appeared (I suspect it was from when she and her friends were hiding behind juniper bushes at a party Sunday. Juniper is only fit for adults, when part of a properly prepared stirred-not-shaken medicinal regimen.)

If you're coordinating your children's schedules, add this: For ages 10 to 18, on Saturday, June 6, poet Gayle Danley will be giving a Slam Poetry Crash Course in the Education Room at Artomatic (should I call it the Utrecht education room and give proper credit? Why not.) On her website, she talks about slam poetry being "accessible poetry" that "tells your truth--out loud." Not a bad thing for people of any age to learn how to do.

She is an international slam winner and active poet, as well as a Howard alum. You can read more about her work here.

The class is from 3 to 5 PM. It makes a lot of sense to sign up first, here.

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