POETRY WORKSHOPS + SERVICES

HOSTING//SPEAKING//PERFORMING//WRITING//EDITING//CREATIVE CONSULTATION//SOCIAL MEDIA//WORKSHOPS

UNLEARN: BLACK + MYTHOLOGY WORKSHOP

Black Mythology is a 3 hour generative poetry workshop on myths, culture, identity of Black art and literature. We will look at the folklore and language of black women identifying writers' work.

In this experience you will
* generate new work
* Build writer and artist communities
* Engage with classic and contemporary black art and literature

 

What is UnLearn? And what do we do?

We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal."

-Toni Morrison

Founded in 2018, UnLearn is a literature and art program for both youth and adults. The mission for UnLearn is to  create + engage conversation + build community  and access around the exploration of  black  women identifying and non-binary classic and contemporary literature and art. The participants join together during an intensive poetry workshop to create new work.  Currently, it is taking place every last Sunday of the month at Irvington Vinyl & Books .  To collaborate  or bring us to you contact us today!

"After this workshop, I felt more confident in myself and to speak my mind"

                      -Workshop participant 

UNLEARN: WILD.SEED + BODY APPRECIATION WORKSHOP

 An intensive, interactive 2 part multimedia 3 hour/ 4 week poetry workshop series, title inspired by Octavia Butler, exploring language about the black body. We will look at how black writers’ classic and contemporary work explore body agency, body image, black bodies in media, and body-positivity with writing prompts, activities, and more. This workshop open to lovers of language and poetry. We will unlearn body shame, inspiring creativity, and finding voice, through guided conversations.

UNLEARN: LANGUAGE THROUGH BLACK WOMEN WRITERS WORKSHOP

  This workshop is a 3 hour 1 day poetry workshop/ 4 week , intensive poetry workshop designed to explore self-expression, identity, social emotional learning,  critique writing, and theater skills. Massey facilitates discussion by looking at the work of black women writers and their use language in their literary works to reclaim, expose,and address about shame, vulnerability, race, gender and more in a cultivated safe space. This workshop is designed to inspire creativity, find voice, and guide and demonstrate intensive writing skills, community building, and introduce participants to new literature and writing opportunities. This workshop is perfect for middle school, high school, college students, and adults.

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