SPOKEN WORD BASICS

Explore the art of taking the poetry from page to stage by writing and movement techniques. Watch, analyze and discuss spoken word poetry via the written word and video. Write and discuss poetry generated in this session with other writers.  Get the opportunity to provide and receive feedback on your performance poem in a supportive environment.  

UNDERSTANDING AND INCLUDING TRANSGENDER IDENTITIES

In this presentation and workshop, participants will learn about Transgender identities in history, art and culture as well as gain an understanding of Transgender communities and the difference between sexual orientation, gender and sex.  Participants will explore identities and how they can appropriately engage in conversations about gender, sex and sexuality.

OUR REVOLUTION ANTHEM- GROUP WRITING WORKSHOP / TEAM BUILDING

Age Group: Any age (GROUP WORK)

Timeframe: 2 hours to multiple weeks (depending on necessity)

 

In this writing workshop, a series of writing exercises and activities allow participants to write about their identities and how they fit or do not fit into our world.  As a group, participants will create one final “Revolution Anthem” using the Exquisite Corpse Poem as a structure. Participants will be asked a series of questions about themselves and their role in creating a world that exists without barriers or oppression.

 

Exquisite Corpse is a collaborative poetry game that traces its roots to the Parisian Surrealist Movement. Exquisite Corpse is played by several people, each of whom writes a word on a sheet of paper, folds the paper to conceal it, and passes it on to the next player for their contribution.

 

The Revolution Anthem will be created and framed by Ebo as a token of the group’s commitment to social justice and inclusivity on their campus, but also in their lives.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM? - WRITING WORKSHOP

Age Group: Any age but 14 and up preferred

Timeframe: 2 hours to multiple weeks (depending on necessity)

Go from micro to macro with the phrase "Where are you from?". Discussions involve ancestors, household, neighborhood, countries and culture.  Create a lyrical map of where the writer is from and what that question might mean to them.

DECONSTRUCTING THE SUPERHERO - WRITING WORKSHOP​

Age Group: Any age

Timeframe: 2 hours to multiple weeks (depending on necessity)

Using the Superhero as a metaphor for our group discussions, write poems, tell personal stories and discover different parts of our stories with different elements of a Superhero: masks, villains, sidekick, superpowers etc. 

OTHER WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE:

  • CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION IN RELATIONSHIPS

  • WRITING ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS

  • EXPLORING VISIBILITY IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY WHILE BLACK 

  • EQUITY & ACCOUNTABLITY IN NON-PROFITS