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[Chapter 510] Native American Youth Poetry Workshop

In this series, we will deepen our relationship with place, identity, and community through the act of writing and the experience of poetry. This workshop is open to Native American, American Indian, First Nation, Indigenous identified high school age youth (grades 9 - 12). This 20-week program will culminate in a published book by Nomadic Press. This publication will center on student writings produced within the workshop. Students will experience from start to finish the creative process of poetry and will engage in peer-to-peer revision and mentor-supported edits on work before publication.

All youth who identify as Native American, American Indian, First Nations and or Indigenous are encouraged to participate.

Workshop led by:

Amelia Vigil (Teacher) - Picuris Pueblo and Purepechan Heritage, poet, performance artist and educator

Vincent Medina (Youth Mentor) - Chochenyo Ohlone indigenous educator, writer, language and food activist

Tricia Rainwater (Youth Mentor) - Mixed Choctaw indigiqueer multimedia artist and writer

When: Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00pm, October 19 2021- March 22nd 2022

Where: In Person, Chapter 510 Youth Center, 546 9th Street, Oakland

(remote learning options available if needed)

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