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Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop
Monday, April 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States
In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests.
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Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida.
For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup.
The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler, a local established poet.
Cecily Schuler is a genderqueer writer and spoken word artist, raised and based in South Florida. Their work is featured in Jai Alai Magazine, Winter Tangerine, the Offing, great weather for MEDIA and elsewhere. Cecily received their MFA in Writing from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and attended residencies at Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, the Home School: Miami, and Vermont Studio Center. They are the 2016 Vox Pop Individual Slam Champion, have repped and coached teams in Seattle and New York City, and are the winner of the Inaugural National Poetry Month Online Slam (2018). A 2017 Brooklyn Poets Fellow, Cecily is currently working on a full-length experimental poetic memoir.