Being Ourselves in Our Poetry with Kelli Stevens Kane
Adult African-American poets at the early-to-intermediate stage of their writing endeavors.
Individuals who commit to attending all 10 sessions.
Cave Canem fellows
Individuals enrolled full-time in degree-granting programs.
Being Ourselves in Our Poetry:
In this 10-session workshop, participants will explore memory, imagination and their own truths through poetry. With reading, discussion, writing exercises and completing original poems as generative springboards, participants will develop confidence in their ability to present work on paper and in person, and to bring their whole selves into their writing lives. The 10th and final session is a public reading by participants. Enrollment is limited to 12.
Time: 6:15 - 8:15 pm
Dates: Wednesday Evenings, May 22 & 29; June 5, 12, & 19; July 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
Where: The Hill House Association Center
1835 Centre Avenue
About the instructor:
Kelli Stevens Kane is a poet, playwright and oral historian. Her manuscript Hallelujah Science was a Finalist for the 2011 Four Way Books Levis Poetry Prize and a Semifinalist for the Persea Books 2011 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry. An August Wilson Center fellow, Cave Canem fellow, Flight School fellow and a two-time recipient of the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grant, she performs nationally at such venues as Cornelia Street Cafe and Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. She has opened both the National Poetry Slam in Cambridge, MA, and TedXWomen Pittsburgh, and serves as Program Director for "Poetic Side" on Radio Feebs, a Europe-based internet radio station. For more information visit kellistevenskane.com.
To learn more: https://cavecanem.submittable.com/submit/21035