YAWP November Saturday Sessions

Teen writers! Check out our upcoming free YAWP Saturday sessions happening in November. We have workshops in cover a variety of topics such as fiction, personal essay, poetry, and more. Let's get writing! 

Slam I Am
Marlon Carey
Saturday, November 16th
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Have you been bitten by the slam poetry bug? Do you want to learn more about how to compose a poem for slam competitions? Could you use some feedback from your peers about what works and what needs work in your current poems? Join us as we break down what slam poetry is and it's relation to poetry at large. We will read and listen to poems from popular and successful slam poets, assessing them for their merit and learning how to score a poem, then we will compose our own poems. The essence of a successful slam piece is that it, well, slams. What does that mean? How can you work your piece so that is "slams" well? Class culminates in a short in-class friendly slam, among your new writing community.

Drama Llamas: Writing for the Stage and Screen
E.B. Bartels
Saturday, November 16th
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Do you know all the words to every song in Hamilton? Are you constantly watching old movies on Netflix? Do you live for the spotlight? Are the Academy Awards your personal Super Bowl? Then this course on playwriting and screenwriting is for you! Designed for theatre geeks, musical nerds, film buffs, and series bingers we will study what makes for great dialogue, character development, pacing, and plot structure when it comes to plays and movies. During this course, you will have the chance to try your hand at writing your own original play or screenplay and also learning the art of adapting a work for the stage or screen as we study famous screenwriters and playwrights from Jordan Peele to Wes Anderson to Mindy Kaling to Nora Ephron to Suzan-Lori Parks to Martin McDonagh to, of course, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

John Coltrane & Future: Using Rhythm Within Poetry

Saturday, November 16th
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Rhythm is in everything, from our steps to the way we comb our hair to how we speak. How often do we incorporate rhythm in our writing? This course will explore how we can use the melodies of rhythm to write within our own mediums to create languages, enhance storytelling and create art with words on our paper. We'll also explore the work of John Coltrane, a Jazz musician, to Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Gwendolyn Brooks.

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Maura is a third-year student studying English and Communications at Northeastern University. She's from Long Island, New York and in her free time loves watching movies, listening to music, and rock climbing.

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