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VISION WRITERS: Poetry and Spoken Word Workshop For Teens (ages 13-18)

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Learn to utilize poetry and spoken word to speak your truth. Poet and spoken word artist, Shanna T. Melton will lead a dynamic workshop for teenagers teaching a step-by-step process on how to create and perform their own poetry and spoken word pieces. Participants will use themes such as family, community, and identity to create their works. Notebooks and pencils will be provided.

$5 Members | $10 General

Support provided by American Savings Foundation and Art Bridges.

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Shanna T. Melton is an award winning poet, painter, and art consultant from Bridgeport, CT who has been performing, exhibiting, and creating performance venues since 1997. Shanna has performed in poetry venues from Atlanta to Canada. Her work carries the essence of humanity and poetry. She began facilitating workshops like The Writer’s Group and creating poetry venues like Lyrical Voices Night of Poetry and Arts out of a deep desire to build a strong network of artists who can encourage one another to continue creating. Melton is a Historical Preservationist and Art Ambassador for The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community. She has curated many poetry events presenting local and international artistry to the Bridgeport Community as the Ambassador of Poetry for The Housatonic Museum of Art. She is also the author of two collections of poetry titled “A Voice in the Symphony” and most recently published “Unraveling My Thoughts”. 


June 12
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States
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