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A Map to Poetry: Techniques to Defeat Writer’s Block
November 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+5$100
A Zoom Writing Workshop with Aminah Decé
Thursdays, Nov 12, 19 & Dec 3, 6:30-8pm (Central time), Online via Zoom
Investigate the meaning of words as you generate concepts for your next big writing!
Through expression-mapping, participants will explore linguistics and etymology, expand their vocabularies, and develop diverse perspectives by creatively deconstructing terms and synthesizing summaries to be used as the foundation of a haiku, poem, or short story. This artistic action renders visual documentation of your thought process for further independent study or exhibition. This workshop requires a splash of color, imagination, and a doodle or two to bring your map to life! Attendees are encouraged to secure access to drawing paper and materials such as markers and colored pencils, a journal, and access to the internet.
Aminah Decé is trained at the World Combat Academy, Institute of Martial Science and maintains degrees in The Humanities, Fine Arts & Art History/Criticism from UTSA. Under the pseudonym P16 she began her literary journey as a slam poet in Killeen, Texas. Aminah currently teaches Visual Arts at Kirby Middle School and collaborates with local artists and organizations to create Happenings and conducts workshops in the community that promote the skills of self-awareness and trauma healing through creativity.
Read an interview with Aminah at geminiink.org/the-writers-desk-with-aminah-dece