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Discovering Our Inner Poets
October 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: María Luisa Arroyo
Description: In this engaging workshop with multilingual poet and educator María Luisa Arroyo, participants will discover their inner poets as they:
- respond to curated writing prompts that will inspire them to generate rough drafts of poems that reflect the language(s) they speak, the culture(s) that shape their identities, and their experiences
- embrace the music of their words out loud as they share their new poems-in-progress, learn how to replicate this poetry workshop in their own communities
- receive steps on how to self-publish a collection of community poems as a unique fundraising tool
Educated at Colby, Tufts and Harvard in German, her third language, María Luisa Arroyo pays tribute to 32 women poets who inspire her in her latest chapbook, Destierro Means Means More than Exile (2018). Her poems appear in many journals such as One, The Common, and Multiplicity, and anthologies, including Boricua en la Luna. As Assistant Professor of Writing & First-Year Studies at Bay Path University, María Luisa joyfully teaches undergraduate students to claim their creative voices as they write academic research papers. She performed two special works honoring Mel King at the 12th Annual Mel King Institute Breakfast.
Registration deadline: October 19, 2021
Registration fee: $15