Tonight's the big night! You can support my project, PageSlayers Summer Camp, by attending Feast dinner #7 at SPINELLO PROJECTS, TODAY, June 10, 2016, 8pm–10pm.
PageSlayers is a series (2) of free, week-long summer camp sessions starting 2017 for 4th and 5th graders in Opa-locka with multiple goals: fostering a love for words at an early age; providing a safe space to develop young voices; and exposing students to writing outside the standard curriculum. At the core of PageSlayers is love and support—for students who can’t afford camp, this is an opportunity to grow as individuals and navigate the world through writing.
Lessons are taught primarily by local writers of color in genres such as poetry, flash fiction, and fiction. Form and execution is studied, but equally important is showing that inspiration can be found anywhere: conversations with family, comic books, music, and more. Classes are held in The ARC, and the week culminates in a community reading where students perform their original works, which will also be published in a printed and online anthology.
Come out and support writing and young voices of color tonight, June 10 at SPINELLO PROJECTS!!!