How do we connect who we are to what we write? In this workshop, young writers will discover just how powerful their words can be by exploring different styles and approaches to the craft of writing.
DERRICK WESTON BROWN'S debut poetry collection is Wisdom Teeth, and his second collection is On All Fronts. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and is a graduate of the Cave Canem and VONA Voices workshops. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, he now lives in Maryland.
MATERIALS NEEDED: Paper and something to write with; your amazing, creative brain
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