Sun, Dec 06|
Unlearn: LanguageThrough Black Women Poets with Manon Voice
During this 2 hour workshop, we will look at the language, poetic structure, and art as activism of Black women writers from the Black Arts Movement- Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovani, June Jordan, and more with guest co-facilitator, brilliant poet, activist, and educator, Manon Voice!
Time & Location
Dec 06, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
About the Event
During this 2 hour workshop, we will dive deep into the language, poetic structure, craft, and art as activism of Black women writers from the Black Arts Movement- Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovani, June Jordan, and more with guest co-facilitator, the brilliant poet, Manon Voice! This workshop will explore themes of survival,tenderness, redemption, and more. Participants will explore and discuss how Black women artist and writers revolutionized the world through their work ✨
In this experience you will:
* generate new work
* Build writer and artist communities
* Engage with classic and contemporary black art and literature
Register and claim your spot today!
Spots are limited.
Learn more about Co-facilitators are Chantel Massey and Manon Voice
Chantel Massey (she/her) is a Midwest poet, teaching artist, educator, and avid Anime lover based in Indianapolis, IN. She is a 2019 Wintertangerine and 2019 Open Mouth Poetry resident Alum. 2019 Best of Net Award Nominee and 2020 Emerging Author Award Nominee, and a 2020 Mari Evans Grant recipient from the Indiana Writer's Center. Massey authored Bursting At The Seams (VK Press, 2018). Later Massey founded the creative writing organization UnLearn Arts, . Her work is forthcoming or appears in FAFCollective, IndianapolisReview, Turnpike Magazine ,and other online and print publications coming elsewhere. Her current focus is on human rights, confessional and emotional honesty about: womanhood, identity, memory, redemption, self-betrayal, and Blackness.
Massey serves as board member and Community Outreach Committee member for youth poetry organization, Word As Bond ,editor for Sidepiece Magazine, host for Tea’s Me Cafe with poet, Eric Saunders, every first Friday. By day she is a special education teacher providing an equitable education to little humans, a student at Marian University, and 2020 Caliban Art board member.
Manon Voice, is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana and is a poet and writer, spoken word artist, hip-hop emcee, educator, social justice activist and practicing contemplative. She has performed on many diverse stages across the country in the power of word and song and has taught and facilitated art and poetry workshops widely, working with organizations such as Women Writing for (a) Change, Arts for Learning Indiana, Notre Dame Americorps, Regeneration Indy, Indiana’s WomIN’s Festival and Purdue University. Her poetry has appeared in The Flying Island, The Indianapolis Review, The House Life Project: People + Property Series, Sidepiece Magazine and The World We Live(d) In anthology.
In 2017, Manon Voice was awarded the Power of Peace Award from the Peace Learning Center of Central Indiana and in 2018 she traveled to Avila, Spain with the organization, Mystic Soul, to study contemplative practices through the lens of Saint and Mystic Teresa de Avila. In 2018, Manon received a received a nomination for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry. Manon Voice is also a recipient of the 2020 Robert D. Beckmann Jr., Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and was commissioned to create a poem for the Art Council’s equity statement. Manon Voice seeks to use her art and activism to create a communal space where dialogue, transformation, discovery and inspiration can occur.