African American Community Poetry Workshop: Poetic Landings ft. Melany Bell

Location: Douglass-Truth Branch - The Seattle Public Library 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122
Date: Sep 20, 2023
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Poetry in Public offers workshops celebrating poetry, guiding you on a journey toward writing a poem that may be featured on King County public transit in 2024.

During this Poetic Landings workshop, participants will reflect on the many uses and meanings of the word “Land” relevant to the African American community. They will recall and express pivotal experiences through poetry.

Melany Bell is this workshop's Spotlight Poet. She is a Black-Indigenous, Queer artist and Functional Nutritional Therapist Practitioner specializing in gut health. She created the spoken word performances, AWOKEN and On Receiving the Holy Ghost-UNJEALOUSED.

African American Community Liaison Miz Floes will lead the facilitation of this workshops in English. Miz Floes is an ever-evolving artist; an author, playwright, theater producer, director, actress, spoken word artist, and vocalist.

Community poetry workshops are free and open to the public; please register in advance at the link below.

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