Creative Writing for Teens
Tuesday November 13th from 7:00-8:30pm
“Every poem breaks a silence that had to be overcome.”
~ Adrienne Rich
In this 90-minute workshop, teens will be introduced to the art and craft of creative writing through prompts that help them explore, discover, and express. Led by Nicole Robinson, teens will read texts together, be inspired, and utilize similar tools of craft to create their own pieces of writing. They will use creative writing to search within themselves, and the world around them, to find and bring to the page the deep wisdom they have but may not know they know.
Teens will leave the workshop feeling more confident and inspired by poems read, shared, and written. They will also receive a packet with poems and writing prompts to assist them on their individual writing journey.
Nicole Robinson is the author of a chapbook of poems, The Slop of Giving In, The Melt of Letting Go (2008). She holds a MFA in poetry from Ashland University, and her recent poems appear in CALYX, Great River Review, The Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She was awarded a 2016 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council for her poetry.
Robinson has over ten years experience teaching creative writing throughout the community, and is the former assistant director of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University where she also taught.
Currently, she is a writer in residence at Akron Children's Hospital where she leads creative writing workshops for patients, families, and staff under the auspices of the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center