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Bluesfest Workshop: Intergenerational Blues Poetry Workshop with avery r. young

Sunday, October 21, 12:00-1:30 PM
Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th St

A blues poetry and lyric writing workshop with Chicago poet and performer avery r. young.  Using the song “Grandmas Hands” by Bill Withers and others as the example texts, participants will create 2 standard blues verses about member(s) of their biological &/or chosen family.

avery r. young

Interdisciplinary artist and educator avery r. young is a 3Arts Awardee and one of four executives for The Floating Museum. His poetry and prose are featured in several anthologies including The Golden Shovel Anthology and The BreakBeat Poets. Most recently, his poetry is featured in photographer Cecil McDonald Jr’s In The Company of Black(Candor Arts). He is the featured vocalist on flouist Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening (FPE Records)and is currently touring with her Black Earth Ensemble and his funk/soul band de deacon board. Young’s first collection of visual and traditional poetry, neckbone (Northwestern University Press) will be released Spring 2019.

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Sun, Oct 21
12:00 PM

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