Poetry Workshops for Teens

Poetry isn’t just: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” It’s also: “history is what it is. it knows what it did. bad dog. bad blood. bad day to be a boy color.” In this poetry workshop, we’ll learn that poetry doesn’t have to be formal, stiff, and difficult. It can speak to our everyday lives, make us feel, challenge us to act, comfort and encourage us. Poetry is every person’s art, and workshop participants will learn poetry can be accessible, raw, edgy, and fun. And hopefully, through writing and reading others’ work, they’ll discover how they can use poetry to tell their own unique, individual stories.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Show more dates
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Chicago Street Lobby
Ottawa Street Branch (OSB)