When: Thu., March 25, 6:30 p.m., Thu., April 1, 6:30 p.m. and Thu., April 8, 6:30 p.m. 2021
In partnership with the Humboldt County Library and KEET-TV, Word Humboldt invites you to participate in the special series, Taking the Hemingway Out of Hemingway: Poetry, Social Justice, and the ‘Great American Novelist.’ The program includes three free online workshops led by Word Humboldt, a local spoken word group that creates an engaging and safe space for people to develop their literacy skills and focus on poetry as a tool for social justice. These educational and fun workshops are open to everyone who is interested in learning how to write poetry using simple methods while simultaneously striving for equity and social justice in our community. This series seeks to ignite participants’ love of language and expand their creativity. The workshops are in support of the new PBS series by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, Hemingway, which premiers April 5-7 at 8 p.m. on KEET-TV. All workshops are hosted by the Humboldt County Library and you can sign-up at https://forms.gle/m35PWwEChpjVgQmf7 Workshop topics: ● Thursday, March 25th, 6:30 PM - Using the “Found” and “Blackout” poetic methods, participants will create original work utilizing passages by Hemingway and other authors. Prompts will be used for Inspiration. ● Thursday, April 1st, 6:30 PM - Thursday, April 1st, 6:30 PM - Social Justice and Hemingway. This workshop is led by Bay Area poet and educator, Reggie Edmonds. They will examine Hemingway's writings, and how this work is seen today. A discussion on creating equity and social justice using poetry will be included. ● Thursday, April 8th, 6:30 PM - Poetry Slam, with Word Humboldt. Participants will have an opportunity to share their work, either material developed in the preceding workshops or other original material. This will be a great opportunity to network with other writers and gain input into the art of Spoken Word.