Youth Community Poetry Workshop ft. Sah Pham

Location: Old Fire House Teen Center 16510 NE 79th St, Redmond, WA 98052
Date: Sep 21, 2023
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

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

This workshop is designed for youths ages 13-17. Participants will explore the poetic possibilities in Places of Landing — the theme for Poetry in Public 2023-2025. The idea of landings extends from the land itself to each person’s sense of being, including emotional landings, memories of place, and what we can learn from the movements of fellow beings on this planet. This workshop provides opportunities for participants to submit original poems or take their ideas and drafts home to submit later if they wish to do so.

2022/23 Seattle Arts & Lectures Youth Poet Laureate Sah Pham will be this workshop's Spotlight Poet. She is a Vietnamese-American dreamer, optimist, and essayist studying at the University of Washington. Sah Pham's debut book, LOVELIKE, is a meditation on all of love’s forms and all the ways love touches our lives: connection, family, lineage, history.

Poetry in Public Poet Planner Laura Da’ and Youth Community Liaison Sierra Nelson will lead the facilitation of this workshop in English. Sierra Nelson is a poet, multimedia performance and installation artist, and teacher, bringing her extensive collaboration experience and love of marine sciences to her artistic and teaching practices.

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

Please be aware that a photographer will be present at in-person events. We will ask for your consent to use photographs and recordings of your likeness for marketing or promotional purposes. Copies of consent forms will be available upon entry. If you are under 18 years old, you will need to have a parent or guardian sign your waiver.

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