Instructor: Curtis L. Crisler

Date:  Thursday, July 23

Time:  6:00–9:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

In this three-hour poetry workshop, we will take a short romp through the historical lens of blues. We will see how Langston Hughes (one of the premiere writers of The Harlem Renaissance) replicated blues through verse, on the page. We will look at a couple of practitioners of the blues. We will write our own poems. And hopefully, if there’s time, we will share what we are constructing and creating, so afterwards you work to continue to finish your poems.

Supplies needed: Participants will need paper, pencils/pens (whatever you like to write with), and/or your laptop/pads/computer/phone, etc.

Theme-wise: you can address subjects like George Floyd, protests, policing (from both sides), police and their children, police assisting and/or defunding police, COVID-19, social distancing, work, healthcare, school, romance, eating at restaurants, humanity, racism, democracy, or other subjects that may weigh heavy on your mind/heart, etc.


  • Occurred Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


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