Library hosts poetry workshop for youth ahead of 'Louder Than a Bomb'
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Thursday, September 13, 2012
9/13/12 at 4:36 AM
Teens ages 14 to 18 years old are invited to Tulsa City-County Library's Central Library for the prequel to the third season of Tulsa's "Louder Than a Bomb" - the teen poetry festival with origins in Chicago that is now the largest youth poetry slam in the world.
"Spiking the Sucker Punch" author Robbie Q. Telfer will host the workshop focusing on humor in writing and performing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Central Library's Aaronson Auditorium, Fourth Street and Denver Avenue.
The event is free and open to the public and "will focus on the many different ways to get into a poem," said Telfer, director of performances for Young Chicago Authors, a nonprofit group that gives creative writing, performance and mentorship opportunities to Chicago teens. He is also head organizer of "Louder Than a Bomb," which was the subject of a recent documentary of the same name.
"Sometimes poetry is about the most tragic events in our lives, but through poetry we can also express the other 99 percent of ourselves, and this workshop will explore those beginnings."
For more information on the workshop or other library events, call 918-549-7323.
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Megan Hill of Rogers High School performs a poem at a past "Louder Than a Bomb" student event. MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World