The Reclamation Workshop: A Two-Day Cultural and Literary Intensive

The Englert is proud to announce The Reclamation Workshop: A Two-Day Cultural & Literary Intensive on our stage Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15.
This workshop is led by two writers born on opposite sides of the Atlantic—Kumasi, Ghana and Shreveport, Louisiana, respectively—whose pursuit of literary and artistic excellence led them to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, from which Derek Nnuro is a graduate and Tameka Cage Conley is in her final semester of study. Central to this workshop is the belief in the power of literature of the African Diaspora to embolden and empower, to enrich and sustain, and the ways that our personal histories, including triumph and challenges, inform our art.

Nnuro and Cage Conley will co-lead participants in a transformative literary program that includes study of Black fiction of the Diaspora and issues of identity and the self. The instructors will empower and encourage students to unlock, pursue, and write from the place of their unique voice and intellectual curiosity. The workshop will be a space of inclusion and will open with a translation experience by the instructors, and will include creative writing and open, supportive discussion. The event will culminate in a reading on Sunday.

This workshop is part of Englert Wavelength: Deeper Learning Through the Arts, the Englert’s arts education series featuring workshops and learning opportunities for youth and adults. More events will be announced soon.

Entry fee is $185 and includes admission on both days and lunch on SaturdayThis workshop is limited capacity. For more information, please click here

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