“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful” -Rita Dove
This course takes students into the political, personal, impactful, and genre-defining process of creating original poetry and spoken word pieces. We’ll explore different types of poetry, dive deep into themes that will challenge students to reflect on themselves and the world around them, and create something new and exciting together every week! A blend of writing, visual art, and spoken performances, students will get the chance to find their place in the spectrum of poetry and spoken word, and learn new ways to use the power of their voice to express their truth.
Instructor: Amanda Shabowich
Suggested age range: 13+
When & where: Mondays at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain from 12:00-1:00, Feb. 4 - May 6, 2019. No class Feb. 18 or Apr. 15. Spontaneous Celebrations has off-street parking and is wheelchair-accessible. It is located at 45 Danforth Street near the Stony Brook T stop (directions).
Fee: Included in the cost of Arts Mondays if you enroll for the full-day program; otherwise $200. Payment plans available. Fees waived for families with financial need. (Waivers and payment plan information.)
Photo credit: Laura Fokkena