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Beginner Poetry Workshop with Quartez Harris (May 6)

Updated: Apr 17, 2022

Beginner Poetry Workshop St. John's Episcopal Church Friday, May 6th at 6 PM.

We’ll respond to a generative poetry exercise where we’ll discuss craft, play with language and line breaks, and experience the possibilities for our own writing. This free workshop is ideal for those who are trying their hand at writing or teaching poetry. Registration is required.

We invite you to stay for a reading and book signing after the workshop, featuring Quartez Harris and Sony Ton-Aime at 7:00.

Meet the Teaching Artist: Quartez Harris is a poet from Springfield, Ohio and the Ohio Poetry Association's 2021 Poet of the Year. Harris is the author of We Made It To School Alive, a full-length collection of poems published by Twelve Arts Press, and Nothing, But Skin, a poetry collection published in 2014 by Writing Knights Press. We Made It to School Alive was inspired by his work as a teacher and gives voice to the experiences of the children he works with every day who deal with structural barriers, intergenerational poverty, educational negligence and more. He is the first recipient of the Barbara Smith Writer-In-Resident at Twelve Literary Arts and a 2020 Baldwin House Fellow and his poetry and ideas have been featured in The Plain Dealer, Ideastream, and City Club of Cleveland. Harris' works in progress are two picture books and a young-adult novel in verse.

This workshop is part of an Artists Resiliency Initiative funded by the Ohio Arts Council, Rob Briggs & Alyssa Lenhoff Briggs.

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