Empower Through Poetry with Aja Monet
Calling all storytellers, visionaries, and lovers of language. Be inspired to write and perform with internationally acclaimed poet Aja Monet as she guides you through an in-depth reflection of your own story.
This workshop is an exploration of the power of metaphor and simile in our every day lives. How language shapes and arranges our world as well as our ability to imagine a new one. Join Aja Monet for an intimate and holistic poetry workshop where we will create new work and share what is discovered with one another. You don't have to write poetry to be a poet, however all poets see the power of poetics in everyday life. Let's celebrate the human search for meaning and encourage the strength of our inner voice.
Aja Monet is an internationally established and award winning poet of Cuban-Jamaican decent. Harry Belafonte has called Aja Monet “The true definition of an artist”. Her craft is an in-depth reflection of emotional wisdom, skill, and activism. The youngest individual to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title, she is recognized for combining her spellbound voice and powerful imagery on stage. Monet was a featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington DC where she read the title poem of her latest book My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter (Haymarket books 2017) and she was a featured speaker at TEDWomen 2018. Monet’s other books include Inner-City Chants & Cyborg Cyphers (2015), and The Black Unicorn Sings (Penmanship books). In addition, she collaborated with poet/musician Saul Williams on the book Chorus: a literary mixtape (MTV books/Simon & Schuster).