Kursnummer: O10552NNN80
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Creative Writing: Poems of Protest, Resistance and Empowerment

Ein Kurs von Elaine Thomas
In cooperation with Afrotopia Black Academy
Creative Writing is all about expressing thoughts, feelings and emotions and not just conveying information. The ability to tell "our own stories" allows us to better understand the processes of our cultural development in its historical context. It can also be used as a survival tool for people who want to better deal with the experiences, transformations and events in their lives.
Concise and powerful, poetry is a popular art form at protests and rallies. From the civil rights and women's liberation movements to Black Lives Matter, poetry is commanding enough to rally crowds in a city square.

Using stories and poetry this workshop is an instructional practice designed to help People of African Descent become confident and capable writers. During the workshop, you will have time to work independently and with the group. We will engage in the writing process by selecting topics, drafting, revising, editing, and listening to your original work. In addition, we will read and watch short videos of black poets for discussion and inspiration. Planned is a small poetry book of Black Academy Poet Writers at the end of the course.

Wichtige Hinweise

Please bring writing supplies and/or a laptop. Some poetry can also be brought to the workshop.
This is a Safe Space Group in English only for POAD (People Of African Descent).
Required: English B1.2-B2 level, a love of poetry and some experience in writing texts in English, poetry, blogging, spoken word or rap.

Ein Kurs von Elaine Thomas

Foto: Elaine Thomas

Bei der VHS seit 2013

...geboren in Washington D.C., USA, ist eine afrikanisch-piscataway Amerikanerin. Sie ist Mitbegründerin und Leiterin der Afrotopia Black Academy.
Nachdem sie über 30 Jahre lang als Schauspielerin, Sängerin und Tänzerin in mehr als 25 Musicals, Theaterstücken und Veranstaltungen durch Deutschland getourt war, erwarb sie ihr Lehrdiplom und gibt heute Business English-Unterricht in verschiedenen Unternehmen. Seit 16 Jahren unterrichtet Elaine an verschiedenen VHS, Universitäten und Schulen in Hamburg, Hannover und Göttingen. Seit 2015 auch zu Kolonialgeschichte und Black Studies. Elaine ist Global Black Caucus Poet Laureate und organisiert Veranstaltungen, insbesondere zum Black History Month.


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