You are invited to and adult Creative Writing Workshop with esteemed poet, author, and teaching artist, Phillip Shabazz
Presented by the Literacy Council of Burke County with funds through the Burke Arts Council and the North Carolina Grassroots Program.
Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 28 and 29.
The workshops will take place in the community room of
the First Methodist Church in downtown Morganton
5:30 – 7:00PM.
Shabazz’s work engages issues of community, culture, and race in America. He is the author of two collections of poetry. In his latest poetry collection, Flames in the Fire, critics say “His writing is beautiful and accessible, vivid and thoughtful; this is a book for people who love poetry.; he takes you from the depths of despair to the sweet joy of love.”
He has been a visiting writer at many colleges and universities including UNC-Chapel Hill, Elon, Winthrop, Warren Wilson, and the Writers’ Series at Appalachian State.
In this workshop, we will write lyric and narrative poems. Themes include family, loved ones, friends, things in the world, good times, food, music, Mother Nature, and real & imaginative experiences. The purpose is to explore the use of the senses, figurative language, rhythm, imagery, sound, tone, emotion, and style. We’ll write a first draft, and read aloud to share those drafts during the session.
This program is made possible with funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Check out Phillip Shabazz’s website: http://www.flamesinthefireps.com/
The workshop is free and open to the public. Limited seating. Registration is required.
Presented by the Literacy Council of Burke County and the Burke Arts Council
For more information: 828-433-7282