Poetry Writing Workshop facilitated by Miguel Flores
In this workshop, we’ll learn how to process difficult topics through the language of poetry in a safe and welcome environment. Topics discussed in this workshop may include trauma, gender, sex, race, and other personal issues. Whether you’re new to poetry or experienced, join us to learn, share, and discuss. Poems written at this workshop can be submitted to the upcoming Community Poetry Reading in March.
Join us at 7p.m. in the Mabee Learning Commons for this event. Facilitator Miguel Flores is a novelist and poet from Kansas. His work often covers trauma-informed themes of racial identity and awareness for domestic violence.
Presented in partnership with Humanities Kansas.
Presented by MNU in collaboration with the Olathe Public Library. Supported by Humanities Kansas. Funding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.
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