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Courageous Poetry – A Poetry-Writing Workshop

March 22 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Urban Media Arts, in collaboration with Malden Reads, is pleased to offer this virtual poetry-writing workshop, open to all members of the Malden community. Space is limited. The instructor and guide for the workshop is CD Collins, an award-winning author, poet, and spoken-word artist. No former poetry-writing experience is necessary to participate in this workshop, just an openness to experimenting with the art form. 

This is a 4-session workshop which meets at the following dates & times:

Tuesdays, March 22, 29, April 5, 12 | at 7:00-8:30pm

Poetry is a natural place to turn during times of disruption and change, a bridge to the inexpressible. This historical moment calls for such a bridge. What are you struggling with right now? What is a portal to joy for you? What is a source of strength? We each have our own form of courage and ways to navigate through our fears and goals. 

Using Joy Harjo’s poetry as inspiration (her book “An American Sunrise” is the Malden Reads 2022 selection), this workshop will explore themes of identity, family history, personal challenges, and hope.

After the completion of the workshop we will offer opportunities for the participants to share their poetry at one or more in-person events. The date, time and nature of these events are still being determined.

A commitment to all four sessions and a public presentation of one or more of your poems is expected. Though the workshop is free, a donation to UMA – Urban Media Arts – is encouraged.

This workshop is partially funded through a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, provided through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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