We slept, woke, breakfasted, and met the man we’d hired as a tour guide, with a van and driver, for the day. We were to drive to Cachoeira, where the sisters live: the famous Sisterhood of the Good Death, founded by former slaves in the nineteenth century. "Negroes of the Higher Ground," they called themselves
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Apr 30 2016
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“A fascinating artist, poet, singer, author, composer...” - The Republican
3:00pm to 4:00pm
West Springfield Public Library
200 Park Street01089 West Springfield, Massachusetts
Apr 30 2016
Students ages 7-15 are invited to participate in a FREE Earth month themed writing workshop hosted by Writers in the Schools (WITS) at IKEA Houston. Children are guided by professional authors to unleash their inner writer and go home with an expressive piece.
3:00pm to 5:00pm
IKEA Houston | Upstairs Cafeteria
7810 Katy Fwy77024 Houston, Texas
Apr 30 2016
300 teenage poets, from 50 schools across Southern California will compete in GET LIT’s annual Classic Slam—the nation’s largest teen poetry festival and the only one to combine classic and original spoken-word poetry as competitive categories. Teenagers compete to take home cash prizes and scholarships. Top performers earn invitations to audition for the award-winning poetry troupe, the GET LIT Players, who have performed for the United Nations and the White House.
ABOUT GET LIT: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, GET LIT, a world renowned, in-school literacy program that empowers students through self-expression, language and art. Combining classic poetry with original spoken-word responses, GET LIT’s nationally recognized model is a low-cost solution to keep arts education alive, especially in at-risk communities accustomed to fostering some of life’s toughest circumstances.
7:00pm to 10:00pm
842 S Broadway90014 Los Angeles, California
Apr 30 2016
This edition’s featured readers:
• CLAUDIA CORTESE
• SHARON DOLIN
• KAREN HILDEBRAND
• CLARK MOORE
• EMILIA PHILLIPS
• MELISSA STUDDARD
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168 Delancey Street (Between Clinton & Attorney)10001 New York, New York
May 02 2016
Students participating in the WITS Digital program have combined writing and game-based technologies to create their own video games! At the Game Jam Story Slam, 100 students will share games and enter the STEM Video Game Challenge competition. Winners of the national competition will travel to Washington DC for the national video game challenge, where in years past they have been greeted by President Obama. This slam is open to the public!
5:00pm to 7:00pm
United Way Houston
50 Waugh Dr.77007 Houston, Texas
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