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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2022)

Saturday, April 2, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

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Saturdays, February 12 – April 9 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Join us online for Speak Up, a FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series for teens (ages 13-19).

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!

February 12—Margaret Cardillo (Screenwriting workshop)
February 19—Margaret Cardillo (Screenwriting workshop)
February 26—Margaret Cardillo (Screenwriting workshop)
March 05—Wendy Xu, author of Tidesong and Mooncakes as part of the NEA Big Read (Comics workshop)
March 12—Wendy Xu, author of Tidesong and Mooncakes as part of the NEA Big Read (Comics workshop)
March 19—Trung Le Nguyen, author of The Magic Fish as part of the NEA Big Read (Comics workshop)
March 26—Trung Le Nguyen, author of The Magic Fish as part of the NEA Big Read (Comics workshop)
April 02— Elizabeth Shvarts (Poetry Workshops)
April 09—Elizabeth Shvarts (Poetry Workshops)

Elizabeth Shvarts is the 2022 NYC Youth Poet Laureate and the National Youth Poet Laureate of the Northeast. A fierce advocate for educational equity, she is a Daily Point of Light Award-nominated, co-founder/co-director of Bridge to Literacy, a global, UNESCO-recognized U.S Department of State-funded nonprofit that fosters a love of language through literacy-based mentorship in 150+ youth across 6 continents. A 2021 National YoungArts Finalist in Play/Script and Urban Word NYC Slam Winner, Elizabeth is an avid writer with work recognized by or featured at The New Yorker, PBS, the United Nations, the Apollo, Lincoln Center, NY1, Grist Magazine, the MacDowell Foundation, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Alliance for Climate


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