Teen Workshop: Welcome to My House: Queerness and the Culture Clash
May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree
This event is part of One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 centering Jericho Brown’s collection of poems, THE TRADITION and Elizabeth Acevedo’s 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, “Welcome to My House: Queerness and the Culture Clash,” LGBTQ-identifying teens are invited to engage in creative prompts to explore the differences between themselves and the other members of their families.
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.e