Monday, June 10, 2013

Poetry as Connection: A Workshop with Theresa Davis

Poetry as Connection: 
A Workshop with Theresa Davis

Sunday June 16, 2013 

@ The DC Center for the LGBT Community 
1318 U St. NW 
Washington, DC 20009

Poetry as Connection invites participants to create an original piece of work from a prompt and image that incorporates personal experiences. In this workshop we will discuss, share and receive feedback from the group followed by a discussion and tips on performance, how to put your poem in your body. World Champion Slam Poet Theresa Davis will facilitate.

All Levels Welcome! 
 Limited to 20 participants.

Workshop fee: $25. Scholarships available.  
All participants must register in advance.    

Theresa Davis is the mother of three and was a classroom teacher for over twenty years. She reclaimed her love for poetry ten years ago after the loss of her father. Since then, she has been a member of the ArtsInterface, Co-founder of Art Amok Slam Team, Women of the World Slam Champion (2011), poet in residence as the 2012 McEver Chair of Georgia Tech University, Emerging Artist Grant Recipient, co-producer of the staged poetry performance with Jon Goode "Wish You Were Here", and was honored by the City of Atlanta with a proclamation making May 22, Theresa Davis Day.

In July 2012, Theresa released her chapbook Simon Says poems about teaching and anti-bullying themes. This project, in partnership with the City of Atlanta's Bureau of Cultural Affairs, is a call to action to bring about an end to bully culture in our children's classrooms. As a contracted author, with Sibling Rivalry Press, Theresa has released her first published collection of poems entitled After This We Go Dark.

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