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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2023)

Saturday, October 28, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

On Demand (Virtual)

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Saturdays, September 23 — November 4, 2023, from 3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. EST

Join us online for Speak Up, a teen creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens.

In this FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing, to boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities.

The program is open to all teens (ages 13-19) and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!

October 28: Instructor Yael Aldana

Yael Valencia Aldana is the author of the poetry collection, Black Mestiza (University Press of Kentucky, 2025). She is the winner of the University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series Prize 2023 in poetry. Her work has appeared in Stone Coast Review, South Florida Poetry Journal, and Cutbank Literary Journal, among others. She teaches Creative writing in South Florida, where she lives with her son and too many pets.


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