Poetry as Connection: a Workshop with Theresa Davis


Sunday June 16, 2013  from 2:00-4:00pm

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Scholarships available.
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The DC Center for the LGBT Community 
1318 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Metro: U Street

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Elli Nagai-Rothe, Managing Director 


Poetry as Connection invites participants to create an original piece of work from a prompt and image that incorporates personal experiences. In this workshop we will discuss, share and receive feedback from the group followed by a discussion and tips on performance, how to put your poem in your body. World Champion Slam Poet Theresa Davis will facilitate.

All Levels Welcome!  Limited to 20 participants.

Workshop fee: $25. Scholarships available. All participants must register in advance.

Theresa Davis is the mother of three and was a classroom teacher for over twenty years. She reclaimed her love for poetry ten years ago after the loss of her father. Since then, she has been a member of the ArtsInterface,  Co-founder of Art Amok Slam Team, Women of the World Slam Champion (2011), poet in residence as the 2012 McEver Chair of Georgia Tech University, Emerging Artist Grant Recipient, co-producer of the staged poetry performance with Jon Goode “Wish You Were Here”, and was honored by the City of Atlanta with a proclamation making May 22, Theresa Davis Day.

In July 2012, Theresa released her Chapbook “Simon Says” poems about teaching and anti-bullying themes. This project, in partnership with the City of Atlanta’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs, is a call to action to bring about an end to bully culture in our children’s classrooms. As a contracted author, with Sibling Rivalry Press, Theresa has released her first published collection of poems entitled “After This We Go Dark.”


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