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Luther Hughes | Workshops

Thu, March 4th, 2021
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm

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Luther Hughes | Workshops

Luther Hughes is the author of A Shiver in the Leaves and the chapbook Touched. He is the founder of Shade Literary Arts and co-host of The Poet Salon. In addition, Hughes is the recipient of the 2020 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Poetry Fellowship and the 2020 92Y Discovery Poetry Prize. He received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Workshop 1 (@5:30-6:15pm, March 4) | The Political Act of Vulnerability: What makes a poem vulnerable? What is the risk of such vulnerability? What about vulnerability is political? Through discussion and writing exercises, students will understand the importance and strength of vulnerability in poetry, and what makes a poem “vulnerable.”

Workshop 2 (@6:15-7:00pm, March 4) | Writing Your History: There are moments in our lives that shape who we are today. Sometimes it’s difficult to accurately tell this story. Our history is a part of us and at the same time, it haunts us, reminds us of those times when we were at our lowest. In this workshop, we will discuss and do exercises to write our history. We will learn ways to take control of our stories.

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The workshops are open to all.

Sponsored by the Africana Studies Department

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https://www.lutherxhughes.com/

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