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Writing Workshop Program: CHANTEL MASSEY AT INDY READS

Chantel Massey

April 13, 2024
2:00 PM – 4:00 Pm ET

Indy Reads
1066 Virginia Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46203

CHANTEL MASSEY will lead a workshop at 2:00 PM et on april 13 at indy reads.

Chantel will lead a workshop called The Power of Questions, Imagination and Storytelling in Poetry.

Lucille Clifton says “We can create what we cannot imagine.” In this workshop, for kids, teens and adults, we will use poetry by Ross Gay, Lucille Clifton, Mari Evans and more, prompts, and engaging activities to explore what they would like to see for their future, ask them what kind of people they hope to be, and learn about how to build a better community themselves and the ones they love.

This workshop is most appropriate for participants ages 10+.

CHANTEL MASSEY is a storyteller, poet, author, teaching artist, editor, organizer, educator, practicing Afrofuturist, and avid anime lover from Indiana. Massey is a fellow of The Watering Hole and received support from VONA poetry, Brooklyn Poets, Hurston/Wright Foundation, and Tin House. She is a 2023 Best of Net Award winner and 2020 Indiana Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards Emerging Author finalist for her first collection of poetry, Bursting At The Seams (VK Press, 2018), a Midwest Black girl coming of age story. Massey founded the literary arts organization, UnLearn Arts, radically dedicated to amplifying and cultivating the craft and wellness of BIPOC writers in the Midwest and elsewhere. Alongside performing poetry, Massey serves as board member and Community Outreach Committee member for youth poetry organization, Word As Bond and reader at Revolute Magazine. Massey is also a teaching artist for the Asante Art Institute Zora’s Daughters writing program, and a Caliban Art Board Member.