Poetry Workshop with Arlington's Youth Poet Laureate
Calling all young writers, both members of the LGBTQ community & allies
Come celebrate Pride month with a poetry series, each Thursday of June with Arlington’s Youth Poet Laureate! Whether you’ve never written a poem before or you’ve been writing since 3rd grade, anyone aged 13-19 is invited to learn a bit about LGBTQ Pride of the past and present, and use these lessons to fuel our writing. In this workshop series, we will learn about the poetic devices & form used in each piece, discuss how these elements reflect queer identity, and use them to express our own identities through writing. We will explore both page poetry and spoken word by LGBTQ poets, including talented youth poets who demonstrate that age does not limit craft nor creativity!
About Arlington’s 2021 Youth Poet Laureate
Charlotte Maleski is a writer, musician, and filmmaker attending high school in Arlington County. Her first spoken word performance was at a poetry open mic in Swanson Middle School. She is an alumna of the University of Virginia’s Young Writers’ Workshop, and her poetry was recognized at the regional level of the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Currently, she is serving as Arlington’s Youth Poet Laureate of 2021. She was also a member of the 2020 DC Youth Slam Team.
This event is part of a series- the poetry workshop will take place each Thursday of June. Register to receive the Zoom meeting information. A Zoom account is not required to join.