Youth Poetry Workshop
Writing poetry takes us on a journey of discovery to unknown destinations, which can be both a wondrous and fearful thing. Reading aloud and performing one’s poems can often yield the same terrifying and beautiful results. No matter what the exploration brings, discovering one’s creative voice is always a positive thing. Find the space to search for that voice on paper and the voice that best suits you when sharing your work with others. In this workshop we’ll explore both, crafting poems together and sharing that work aloud, practicing different styles and techniques to find what works best, as both an extension of the written word and your creativity itself. For ages 13-17.
Note: All youth attending Summer Fishtrap must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.
Anis Mojgani is a two-time National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, winner of the first international World Cup Poetry Slam, and a multiple TEDX Conference speaker. A recipient of a Serenbe Focus Fellowship, a Vermont Studio Center residency, and a residency in the Oregon Writers In The Schools program, Anis’ work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of such journals as Rattle, Bat City Review, Berkeley Review, Thrush, and Forklift Ohio. A consummate performer, Anis has performed for such varied audiences as Pickathon, the Getty Museum At Sea, and the United Nations, as well as numerous universities and festivals across the globe. He has four books published by Write Bloody Publishing and lives in Portland, Oregon.