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Teen Workshop: The Dialogue: Coming of Age as a Warrior, Healer, and Poet

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


his event is part of One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 centering Jericho Brown’s collection of poems, THE TRADITION and Elizabeth Acevedo’s book THE POET X.


“Take the Mic” is a virtual series of spoken word workshops that invites teens to explore the themes of The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, the 2021 One Book, One Philadelphia Young Adult selection, and their own multiple identities using poetry and theater exercises.

In this session, “The Dialogue: Coming of Age as a Warrior, Healer, and Poet,” femme and female identifying teens are invited explore body image, mental health, and rituals of femmehood.

Each workshop is led by award-winning poet and playwright Joshua A. Campbell along with guest artists, and will culminate in sharing new material. No writing experience or reading of The Poet X is needed to attend, and participants are invited to join one or all workshops.

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


The Free Library of Philadelphia