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From the Porch of Gwendolyn Brooks: Middle School Poetry Writing Workshop with Jerakah Greene

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10 a.m.-Noon

Carver 47 Cafe

Little Black Pearl
1060 E. 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60653

The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame invites middle school students to attend a poetry workshop led by Jerikah Greene at Little Black Pearl's Carver 47 Cafe. Inspired by the life and work of Gwendolyn Brooks, this workshop provides a unique opportunity for students to express themselves through poetry. It is the first in a series of three youth writing workshops this spring, but the only available to middle schoolers. Registration is required, and will be limited to 15 students. Register early to secure a place in the workshop.

Students will:

• Compose their own poems.

• Read their poems to an audience in Gwendolyn Brooks Park.

• See their work published by the CLHOF.

CLHOF plans to create a limited-run print anthology that will be available through Little Black Pearl; the electronic copy will be made available on our website.

Jerakah Greene studies creative writing, literature, and sexuality studies at Columbia College Chicago. They were the Fall 2018 reviews editor for Hair Trigger 2.0,  where they have a review and interview published. They have also been published in The Lab Review. This workshop is made possible through a The Chicago Community Trust grant and the participation of Little Black Pearl.

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