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Lose Yourself: Persona Poetry Pieces

With AKeem J. Rollins

2021-03-20 11:00:00 2021-03-20 13:00:00 America/New_York Lose Yourself: Persona Poetry Pieces Writing a persona poem from the perspective of someone or something else requires skill. Learn performance and character basics as well as a storytelling and writing approach. Please register. Kenmore Branch

Saturday, March 20
11:00am - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-03-20 11:00:00 2021-03-20 13:00:00 America/New_York Lose Yourself: Persona Poetry Pieces Writing a persona poem from the perspective of someone or something else requires skill. Learn performance and character basics as well as a storytelling and writing approach. Please register. Kenmore Branch

Writing a persona poem from the perspective of someone or something else requires skill. Learn performance and character basics as well as a storytelling and writing approach. Please register.

Writing a new piece is hard, but writing persona poems requires skill.

There are many questions you'll want to ask yourself before the pen even hits the page or the keys click-clack.

In this virtual workshop, attendees learn about performance and character-building basics as well as crafting a storytelling and writing approach.

AKeem Rollins is a poet from Cleveland, Ohio. His work can be found online at Button Poetry and SlamFind, Knight’s Library, The Huffington Post, Medium, the Good Men Project, Everyday Feminism, and elsewhere.

AKeem was the featured performer at the 2020 National Alliance on Mental Illness Convention. He has also performed and taught at Hamline, Cleveland State, and Kent State Universities as well as partnering with CMSD School District and America Scores.  Currently working two books for publication, P.T.H.D. and The Lynching of the God Ghost, when he is not writing or performing, he hosts an online slam named Lissen…A Queer Slam Event.

This program will be presented online in Zoom, and a login link will be sent several days prior to the event.  Please do not share the web link for this program. If someone else is interested in attending, please have him or her contact the library to register. A webcam and microphone may be necessary for participation in this interactive event. If you have one or neither of these, your level of participation will be limited. If you do not have an email address, please contact the Kenmore Branch at (330) 643-4650 to learn about how to participate in this program via phone.

Related resources:

My shouting, shattered, whispering voice: a guide to writing poetry & speaking your truth, Patrice Vecchione

The everything writing poetry book: a practical guide to style, structure, form, and expression, Tina D. Eliopulos and Todd Scott Moffett

In the language of my captor, Shane McCrae

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Books & Writing |

TAGS: | writing | Poetry | creative writing |

Kenmore Branch Library

kenmore@akronlibrary.org
Phone: 330.745.6126
Branch manager
Wendy Zarara

Hours
Mon, Apr 12 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 13 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 14 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 16 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 17 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 18 Closed

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The Kenmore Branch Library is a center of neighborhood enrichment where people and resources come together for information, education, and entertainment. Computers and computer classes, WiFi, copiers, scanning and faxing are just a few of the popular services available at the Library; meeting space for non-profit groups and organizations is also in high-demand throughout the year.


Diverse programming--including storytime, NatureConnect, crafting, cooking, health and wellness, and more—engage participants of all ages who learn and create together. Kenmore Branch Library is your one-stop spot for news about local events, the latest in books, movies, and music, access to technology, and so much more.

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