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Writing 360 Workshop: My Body Writes the Poems
In this workshop we will work with the way our bodies hold memory and personal experience. And the body can do this in endless ways. Poet Candice Iloh will lead us through a few sensory exercises in which we’ll collectively tap into our most memorable moments to pull up all the things we’ve been wanting to say. Rita Dove calls poems language at its most distilled and powerful, so this workshop isn’t about writing the most. It’s about choosing the words that move the reader the most and getting to take ownership of the narrative as the writer, too.

Writing 360 Mentees & Mentors are required to attend one Writing 360 Saturday Workshop per month. For October, you can choose between this workshop or Writing 360 Workshop: Horror Fiction Writing on Saturday, October 23. Of course, you can always attend two workshops in a month if you’d like!

Candice Iloh is a National Book Award Finalist and a Michael L. Printz Award honoree. They are a first-generation Nigerian-American writer and dancer from the Midwest by way of Washington, DC, and Brooklyn, New York. They are a proud graduate of Howard University and an alumna of Rhode Island Writers Colony. They received their MFA in Creative Writing for Young People at Lesley University. Their work has earned fellowships from Lambda Literary VONA, Kimbilio Fiction, and a residency with Hi-ARTS, where they debuted their first one-person show. They live in Philadelphia. Every Body Looking is their first

Oct 16, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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