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Chantel Massey

mAY 11, 2024
2:00 PM – 4:00 Pm ET

Muncie Public Library
1700 W. McGalliard Road
Muncie, IN 47304

CHANTEL MASSEY will lead a workshop at 2:00 PM et on MAY 11 at Muncie Public Library.

Chantel will lead a workshop called The Power of Questions, Imagination and Storytelling in Poetry.
Muncie Public Library is pleased to present a free two-hour writing workshop created & facilitated by writer and educator Chantel Massey.

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

This free event is made possible with the support of Indiana Humanities and Glick Philanthropies through the Indiana Author Awards workshop series. This event free and open to the general public. Please join us in the Meeting Room at Kennedy Library, which is located at 1700 W. McGalliard Rd. Muncie, IN.

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.