A Literary Experience to Heal Baltimore
Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
AUTHOR'S TALK: WES MOORE
The Other Wes Moore
RSVP by May 27th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wes Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, and social entrepreneur. His first book The Other Wes Moore became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He graduated Phi Theta Kappa in 1998 as a commissioned officer from Valley Forge Military College, and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001, BA/International Relations. He then became a Rhodes Scholar, studying International Relations at Oxford University. After his studies, Wes, a paratrooper and Captain in the United States Army, served a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan. Wes then served as a White House fellow to Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice. He serves on the board of the Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), The Johns Hopkins University, and founded an organization called STAND! that works with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system.
The Other Wes Moore
Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?
ALBUM, ART & IMAGES
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3 p.m.
EXHIBIT RUNS: June 5 - 29, 2016
Album covers from noted blues, jazz, soul, reggae, R&B, and hip hop artists, 1940s to present, with related displays of sound reproduction equipment and players and inspired original art. Special guest author ERICKA BLOUNT, Love, Peace and Soooooouul!” The Behind the Scenes Story of America’s Favorite Dance Show SOUL TRAIN Classic Moments.
Thursdays, June 30 - July 21
A FREE writing workshop with best selling author,
This four (4) week workshop will introduce novice writers to the basic elements of writing and storytelling. Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, an essay or a short story, this workshop will develop your skills in narrative, character and story.
The author of over a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction, Marita Golden’s works are favorites with book clubs, used in college courses from literature to sociology around the country, and are recognized as having added depth and complexity to contemporary African American writing. As a teacher of writing, Marita Golden has served on the faculties of Emerson College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and George Mason University. Her two-day writing workshops annually attract writers from all over the country.
Saving Our Sons: Raising Black Children in a Turbulent World
Through the story of raising her son against the backdrop of a racially divided society, Golden confronts the causes of the violence that surrounds the legacy of her own generation's struggle for civil rights.
Submit a writing sample to apply: Submit a one paragraph statement of your goals for the workshop, what you want to learn about writing. If you are working on a writing narrative, you may include a description of the writing project.
Free to participants 18 - 30 years of age; over 30, $50.00
APPLY for the WRITE NOW workshop by completing the form below by Friday, June 17th. Use the Comment section for your writing sample.
A MONTHLY SPOKEN WORD EVENT
Last Friday of every month