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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2021)
Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
Saturdays, March 6 – May 15 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens.
In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing.
The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!
- March 6 and March 13: Maritza Moulite and Maika Moulite
- March 20: Naomi Shihab Nye
- April 10 and April 17: Aimée Carter
- April 24: TBD
- May 1, May 8 and May 15: Brittney Morris
Maritza Moulite graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in women’s studies and the University of Southern California with a master’s in journalism. She’s worked in various capacities for NBC News, CNN, and USA TODAY. Maritza is a PhD student at the University ofPennsylvania exploring ways to improve literacy in under-resourced communities after being inspired to study education from her time as a literacy tutor and pre-k teacher assistant. Her favorite song is “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.
Maika Moulite is a Miami native and the daughter of Haitian immigrants. She earned a bachelor’s in marketing from Florida State University and an MBA from the University of Miami. When she’s not using her digital prowess to help nonprofits and major organizations tell their stories online, she’s sharpening her skills as a PhD student at Howard University’s Communication, Culture and Media Studies program. Her research focuses on representation in media and its impact on marginalized groups. She’s the eldest of four sisters and loves young adult novels, fierce female leads, and laughing.