Poetic/Justice: Activism, Aesthetics & Co-Creation for Poets & Storytellers

Note: pre-conference registration is open to the public; you do not need to attend the full re:ROUTES gathering event to participate in the pre-conference. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm
Childsplay - 900 S. Mitchell Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
$15 general / $5 local (AZ resident) - REGISTER HERE

LEAD PARTICIPANTS: Claudia Alick, Executive Producer, Calling Up; Board Co-President, NET. Jonathan Clark (aka Courageous), Executive Support Manager, The Carpetbag Theatre. Leah Marche, Co-Founder, BlackPoet Ventures; Founder, L!VE POET!C. Marc David Pinate, Artistic Director, Borderlands Theater. Billy "Issim" Ramsey, Creative/Artistic Activist/Co-Founder, AZ Talking Drum Performance Network. Rashaad Thomas, Engagement Manager, Central Arts Alliance; Phoenix Center for the Arts; Thunderbird Arts Center; Arizona Art Mobile.

This participatory skillshare brings together local, national, youth, and adult poets and storytellers for intergenerational sharing and peer exchange. Facilitated by lead participants from the local and NET national community—including performance poetry veterans Claudia Alick (digital nomad, currently based in Oakland, CA), Courageous (Knoxville, TN), Leah Marche (Phoenix, AZ), Marc David Pinate (Tucson, AZ), Billy "Issim" Ramsey (Phoenix, AZ), and Rashaad Thomas (Phoenix, AZ)—the session will include strategies and techniques for: writing from truth; hearing and witnessing; using your work to start conversations and support resistance and liberation movements; and amplifying your impact through co-creation, collaboration, and collective action.

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