IEW: Crossing Cultures in Verse - Interactive Webinar
This groundbreaking workshop will inspire your faculty, staff and students who have an interest in exploring cross-cultural experiences through the use of the spoken and written word. This is a highly interactive workshop for anyone who cares about culture and you do not have to be a poet to be able to participate! We'll be a diverse virtual group, led by Melibee speaker, poet, educator and traveler Will McInerney. He will walk us through writing activities that help participants develop strong figurative language, storytelling techniques and imagery - all in 75 minutes! (I know, it sounds completely unrealistic, but we've done it before and it really does work well!) Will places a large emphasis on helping participants “find their voice” through a focus on exploring identity, understanding the historical context and power of the oral tradition, and using poetry as a tool. The program is designed to be relatable and relevant to youth and adults across the spectrum of race, class, gender, ethnicity, culture, and sexual orientation. This workshop is ideal for any of your students (or faculty/staff) who have crossed cultures and are looking for a way to process and express the experience – for example: re-entry for study abroad, international students pursuing a degree abroad or preparing to return home, multicultural teams, etc. It is designed for non-poets! You do not have to be a lyrical wizard to participate, create and reflect on your international experiences - just be willing to explore, reflect and write alongside your virtual peers. You'll leave this workshop with a poem that YOU wrote and you're guaranteed to be surprised by what will pour out of you!
Location: Wallace 366 - Woodrow Wilson School
Date/Time: 11/12/12 at 1:00 pm - 11/12/12 at 2:30 pm
Department: Davis International Center