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USAO Hosts Young Writers Workshop March 25-26


Guest instructors for the Youth Writing Workshop include Rachel Jackson, top left; Lee Francis, IV, top right; Kimberly Roppolo, bottom left, and Sarah Webb, bottom right. Not pictured are David Valverde and Louis Whitehead. The Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers and Native Writers Circle of the Americas are hosting the workshop on March 25 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and on March 26 from 9:30 a.m.-noon in the Student Center Ballroom on the USAO campus.

USAO Hosts Young Writers Workshop March 25-26

 

Aspiring young writers from throughout Oklahoma will have the opportunity to participate in a free writing workshop March 25-26 at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.

The Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers and Native Writers Circle of the Americas are hosting the workshop with generous support from USAO. The free, two-day workshop is scheduled on Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 a.m.-noon in the Student Center Ballroom on the USAO campus.

The workshop is divided into two-part sessions that include Stage and Screen; Spoken Word, Hip-Hop and Slam Poetry; Graphic Novels and Comic Books; Poetry; Prose, Oral Storytelling, Fiction, Short Stories, Novels and Journalism.

Instructors for the workshop include David Valverde, Louis Whitehead, Rachel Jackson, Sarah Webb, Lee Francis, IV and Kimberly Roppolo.

The workshop is presented in conjunction with the WC/NWCA Returning the Gift program. Participants in the young writers workshop will have the opportunity to hear other evening guest lectures at a reduced rate.

The workshop is geared toward Native American students, but participants do not need to be Native American or become members of the Wordcraft Circle.

For more information, or to receive a detailed event schedule, contact Jay Goombi, kiojtg@yahoo.com or Kimberly Roppolo at kroppolo@ou.edu.

The mission of the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers is to ensure that the voices of Native writers and storytellers -- past, present and future -- are heard throughout the world. More information about the group is available at their website -- www.wordcraftcircle.org.

The Native Writers Circle of the Americas presents Lifetime Achievement Awards, First Book Poetry Awards and First Book Prose Awards to Native American authors.