Creative Writing Workshop with Phillip Shabazz

You’re invited to a Pop-Up Adult Creative Writing Workshop with esteemed poet, author, and teaching artist, Phillip Shabazz

      In collaboration with Adventure Bound Books in Downtown Morganton, the Burke Arts Council will present a creative writing workshop on Monday and Tuesday, March 22 and 23.  The workshops will take place at the Community House from 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:

The workshop is free and open to the public.  Limited seating.  Social distancing and masks will be required and Registration is required.
Presented by the Burke Arts Council and Adventure Bound Books   For more information:  828-433-7282