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Teen Workshop: Welcome to My House: Queerness and the Culture Clash

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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


The Free Library of Philadelphia