June 22: Celebration of Writing and Open Mic at Goodman South Madison Library

If you’re in Madison, consider joining us in South Madison for the 10th Annual Celebration of Writing and Open Mic at Goodman South Madison Library next Saturday, June 22.

Begin with workshops at 1pm; stay for Open Mic from 2:00-3:30.

Digging Deep to Write Your Best Poetry: A Workshop with Fabu

Madison’s third Poet Laureate, Fabu, will help you dig deep inside yourself to find the poem within. Fabu has published three books of poetry, “Journey to Wisconsin: African American Life in Haiku,” “Poems, Dreams and Roses: Poems for Children and Youth,” and “In Our Own Tongues.”

Una imagen más profunda/The Deeper Image: A Poetry Writing Workshop in Spanish with Nydia Rojas

Durante la lectura de un poema, el lector construye una imagen mental a medida que va leyendo los versos. En este taller hablaremos de cómo guiar la atención del lector hacia la imagen que deseamos crear en el poema a través del uso de las palabras principales, pero también las de apoyo, para lograr este objetivo.

Digging for Treasure: A Writing Workshop with Janet Jones for Youth in grades 4th – 8th

We’ll be digging for that buried treasure in the form of a tale you’ve always wanted to tell. After a brief, guided tour through our imaginations, we will begin by telling our stories to a friend or another class member. Then we will write down what we have said and, those who would like to, will prepare to share at the open mic.

Registration is required for these three workshops.

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Open Mic

From 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m, share your writing of any kind—poems, short stories, raps, editorials, essays, song lyrics, personal reflections, or academic writing. Present your work in any language.

Register to read your work at the podium for up to five minutes by calling 266-6395 or stopping by the library. You do not need to register to come, only to speak at the podium.

All ages welcome so all shared work should be family-friendly.

Refreshments following program.

Call 266-6395 or stop by the Goodman South Madison Library to register for the workshops and to speak at the Open Mic.

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My blog "True Stories Well Told" is a place for people who read and write about real life. I’ve been leading life writing groups since 2004. I teach, coach memoir writers 1:1, and help people publish and share their life stories.
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