Maria James-Thiaw performing “Ode to the Macaroons” in French and English for the VCCA and villagers in Auvillar, France, May, 2015.
Dreams For Sale: Human Trafficking
- December 8, 2016, 5:30 pm
- $15 per person, students $5
- Capital BlueCross Theatre, Central Penn College
- Fundraiser for The Harrisburg Chapter of the Links. For tickets contact: Mary James, 717-599-5950; email@example.com.
Untitled: Story Slam
Will Maria repeat her 2015 win??? Cheer her on!
- Friday, January 10 at 7 PM
- $5.00 per person
- Midtown Cinema, 250 Reiley Street, Harrisburg, PA
Nathaniel Gadsden’s Writer’s Wordshop
- Open mic night every Friday but the third
- 7 PM – 9PM
- Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. Third St. in Harrisburg, PA.
I have over 12 years full-time professional teaching experience on the college level and 20 years experience leading entertaining and inspiring community workshops for everyone from children to senior citizens. I am a community artist dedicated to teaching excellence. In addition, I am a Teaching Artist with Jumpstreet’s arts-in-education-program. For more information, visit http://www.jumpstreet.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshops for Writers
These workshops are for poets interested in honing their craft or learning more about the art of poetry writing or performance. Contact email@example.com or 702-901-POET to book a workshop. Best for groups of 6 – 10. $30 per session for each participant. Cash, Paypal or credit/debit accepted. Materials provided. Each participant receives a free book.
Show, Don’t Tell: Using imagery to bring your work to life!
Creative exercises to help poets go from abstract ideas to concrete word-pictures, making their poems more vivid, beautiful and clear for their readers.
Awakening the Muse: Overcoming writer’s block
Learn some relaxation techniques, writing prompts and creative ideas to overcome the dreaded white page and get writing again!
Ekphrasis in Action: Writing inspired by Art
Use fine art and photography as a prompt for your next poem. Examples include poetry from Talking “White.”
Fiyah!!! Performance Workshop
Whether you are preparing for a poetry slam or an open mic night, learn to go beyond poetry ‘reading’ to performing with this fun, interactive workshop.
Poetry Craft Nights
Get the girls together for a relaxing and fun evening making your words into visual art. From journals to jewelry, you bring the wine, and leave the craft supplies to Maria!