EMOTIONAL HISTORIANS led by Jon SandsMondays, September 24th - November 12th @ 4:30-6:30pm
In the world of people, celebration is often laced with melancholy, joy is a border that surrounds sorrow, and fear is usually a doorbell away from bravery. So, how the fork can we construct poems that acknowledge a complicated and dynamic world? How do we avoid writing that transforms us into caricatures? How do we convey what it feels like to be us, alive in 2018? If the job of the artist is that of an emotional historian, then we must create poems that are as multi-dimensional and layered as the people who write them. In this generative workshop, we'll explore, produce, and perform poems that strike many notes at once. Bring a notebook, pen, and a sense of adventure, as we take our writing to the edge of the world, and bring back proof that we've been there.
GOT BARS?? WRITING PRODUCTION AND STUDIO RECORDING led by Chris BelmontThursdays, September 27th - November 15th @ 4:30-6:30pm
Ready to get into the studio with your music & poetry, but not sure where to start? Join the Creative Studio Collective! Led by award-winning & accomplished producer/vocal coach Chris Belmont of JahRockn Productions, we will explore writing and recording, elements of music theory, work on lyrics and lines, studio technique, and more! Participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to record their work in our on-site recording studio. Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Poetry, all genres welcome!
CREATIVELY COLLEGE BOUND led by Erica FabriFridays, September 28th - November 16th @ 4:30-6:30pm
This program is geared towards high school juniors & seniors who want their creative critical voice to soar over the tedium of the college application process. Using spoken word and hip-hop as inspiration, we will write high-quality college application essays and explore numerous scholarship opportunities. This workshop will put you on track to get into college, and earn scholarships.