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The Tradition Workshop: Teaching a poem to “serve you”

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


This event is part of One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 centering Jericho Brown’s collection of poems, THE TRADITION.

In this writing workshop led by Andrea Walls, we will do a deep read of Jericho Brown’s title poem from his collection, “The Tradition”.

Starting with the premise that reading and writing poetry is a collaborative and interactive process between reader and writer, we will examine personal lexicons, experiences, and identities as a foundation from which to build an expansive understanding of the text, then engage together in a writing prompt.

No writing experience is needed to participate in this workshop. Andrea Walls is a poet and photographer currently in residence at the Free Library as a Chronicling Resistance Fellow.

Registrants will receive a Zoom event link prior to the workshop.


The Free Library of Philadelphia