Monday, January 17, 2011

Step UP Women's Network LA: Spoken Word Poetry Class in Lincoln Heights

As a Senior Instructor for the Step Up Women's Network here in LA, I have the honor and great joy to work with amazing teens each week teaching both Spoken Word Poetry and Film/Video workshops. At the LA Leadership Academy in Lincoln Heights (aka LALA) the 10th and 11th graders involved this semester were all amazing and natural poets! Some of them, as often is the case, discovered their inner poets for the first time throughout our 2 month's together once a week on Wednesday's after school, while the rest of them already had played with words and its so inspiring to watch them all grow and come out of their shells and express themselves through poetry! They asked me throughout the semester to perform something for them with my guitar and I promised them to do so on the last day of class.