"Verse Journalism" Poetry Workshop with Quraysh Ali Lansana

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Hendrickson - SouthHendrickson Room
Saturday, April 15, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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This workshop will empower participants to see their neighborhood and neighbors through a different lens, offering them greater awareness of their own power to change the world, starting with their block. Using “verse journalism” techniques created by Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks, participants will investigate how place and geography inform identity, world view, and relationships to others.

Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of eight poetry books, three textbooks, three children's books, editor of eight anthologies, and coauthor of a book of pedagogy. He is a faculty member of the Writing Program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a former faculty member of the Drama Division of The Juilliard School. Lansana served as Director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing at Chicago State University from 2002-2011, where he was also Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing until 2014.

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Quraysh Ali Lansana
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04/15/2017 14:00:00 04/15/2017 15:30:00 America/Chicago "Verse Journalism" Poetry Workshop with Quraysh Ali Lansana Arlington Heights Memorial Library Program Hendrickson - South,
 
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