“Healing Grief through Poetry” Poetry Workshop will Phillip Shabazz
June 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us at this special workshop as part of the BAC “OutLoud” series on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the SoundHouse in Shallotte. We are pleased to present this 5-hour poetry workshop taught by Phillip Shabazz exploring grief and it’s healing through the expression and creation of poetry. Open to 12 students (high-school through adults/silver-seniors), this class will be a powerful experience to work with a master craftsman and wordsmith. As a poet, author, and teaching artist, Phillip Shabazz has built an outstanding, extensive, and respected career. His work, which explores issues of community and culture in America, has been acclaimed by the media, critics, and audiences across North Carolina. His writing expresses diverse points of view, from poems about family and friends challenged by the complexities of life, to narratives that celebrate human possibilities.
Educators have called him, “One of the most inspiring individuals in the arts.” In an effort to get students excited about creative writing, Shabazz encourages them to be empowered by their own words and expression. Teachers have commented, “His methods succeed in showing students how to use poetry as a tool of learning and communication. His teaching style is engaging, fun, and direct.” The North Carolina Arts Council nominated him for the prestigious
William C. Friday Fellowship for human relations, praising his contributions to arts education—as a blend of imagination, experience, and upbeat sensitivity. As writer and teacher, Mr. Shabazz has created a series of ongoing creative writing workshops for many which he calls
“Living Words.” http://www.flamesinthefireps.com/
Registration information will be posted in late March on the Brunswick Arts Council’s website. Brought to you in partnership with funds from the North Carolina Arts Council.