Feeling Myself: Exploring Identity Through Poetry

Grades: 4-6
Location: 372 5th Avenue in Park Slope at the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.
Dates: March 9, March 23, April 6 and April 13
Time: 11 AM - 2PM
Fee: 100*
*This course is free for all currently registered AST and Writers' Room students.

Description: In this workshop, young poets can explore who they are and where they come from through generative exercises. We’ll recall childhood memories, write from the perspective of one of their favorite objects, and offer advice to their younger selves. We’ll also experiment with taking something we’re not confident about and re-framing it in a new way.

We’ll look at poets like Nayyirah Waheed and how they define themselves through language.

Instructor: Joss Lake
Joss is a novelist and educator who enjoys working with students to find their inner spark. He is a writing instructor at SEO Scholars and a program coordinator at Behind the Book. He has been in residency at the Watermill Center and at Art Farm. He received an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and has been an editor at the literary journal, Conjunctions.

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