Native American Youth Poetry Workshop Registration Form
Chapter 510 Presents…

Native American Youth Poetry Workshop

In this series, we will deepen our relationship with place, identity, and community through the act of writing and the experience of poetry. This workshop is open to Native American, American Indian, First Nation, Indigenous identified high school age youth (grades 9 - 12). This 16-week program will culminate in a published book by Nomadic Press. This publication will center on student writings produced within the workshop. Students will experience from start to finish the creative process of poetry and will engage in peer-to-peer revision and mentor-supported edits on work before publication.

All youth who identify as Native American, American Indian, First Nations and or Indigenous are encouraged to participate.

Workshop led by:

Amelia Vigil (Teacher) - Picuris Pueblo and Purepechan Heritage, poet, performance artist and educator
Vincent Medina (Youth Mentor) - Chochenyo Ohlone indigenous educator, writer, language and food activist
Tricia Rainwater (Youth Mentor) - Mixed Choctaw indigiqueer multimedia artist and writer

When: January–April, 4pm–6pm, Exact day TBD soon.
Cost: FREE to all high school age youth (grades 9 - 12)

Where: In Person, Chapter 510 Youth Center, 546 9th Street, Oakland
(remote learning options available if needed)

*We will be following OUSD and CDC COVID protocols to protect the health and safety of students and teachers including requiring our teaching artists and mentors to show proof of vaccination or test weekly. All participants and teachers will be required to wear masks indoors and outdoors and we will social distance in the classroom as is appropriate. If you have health safety concerns due to the ongoing pandemic and need accommodations please contact our Program Director, Jahan Khalighi,
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Due to the ongoing pandemic we understand that some people can do in person learning and some people need remote learning options. Ideally all students can be in person for this program but we want to know if you need accommodations. *
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