All workshops are mold-able based on the needs of your community and your desired outcome. If you are interested in me providing a workshop or a workshop & performance please contact me so we can beginning planning. Words have power and so does creating a collective consciousness and space for us to unpack all the ugly and celebrate all the holy that we are.
Many tongues, many languages
In this workshop we will explore the languages we carry in our tongues. It will ask the participants to think beyond the immediate benefits and repercussions of being bi/multi-lingual. We will explore the power, the resistance created when we hold on to our language(s); when we give new meaning to words, when we create new words, when we write in a way that our family understand us, when we do not conform.
Where is home?
As immigrants/refugees to this country we are caught in the juxtaposition of feeling neither from here nor from our country of origin. In this workshop we will explore the concept of home and what it means to yearn for ‘home’ in a place that may be foreign to us. How do we seek ‘home’, how do we find ‘home’, how do we build ‘home’ in a country that constantly reminds us we do not belong?
Poetry is more than words
The intention of this workshop is to focus on poetry beyond the words. In practical terms poetry is a call to action, a unified hymn, a way to be heard, it is an invocation; poems create healing and give meaning. Poetry is not merely violets and roses, it is a means, a blueprint for self-determination and self-love. A means to take back what was taken. Poetry is about growth and listening. We will explore poetry as an act of resistance and liberation.
Spokenword/Performance Poetry 101
This workshop focuses on the difference between traditional poetry and performance poetry/spokenword. Participants will write their own poems and will learn how to use the body as an instrument in the delivery of their poems.