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Writing Workshop Program: Januarie York At Tea’s Me Cafe With Midtown Indy

JANUARY 31, 2023
4:30 – 6:00 PM ET

Tea’s Me Cafe
3967 North Illinois St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Register here.

JANUARIE YORK WILL PRESENT “AVENGERS POETRY: THE SUPERHERO I AM,” A WRITING WORKSHOP, AT 4:30 PM ET. ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, AT TEA’S ME CAFE

AVENGERS POETRY: THE SUPERHERO I AM

Inspired by Marvel and DC Comics, the poetry workshop is intended to build language, self-expression, and self-awareness.

Join Indiana Authors Award honoree Januarie York along with community partners Midtown Indy, Inc., Catch the Stars Foundation, Tea’s Me Community Café, and MLK Center for an afternoon of poetry inspired by Marvel and DC Comics.

During the workshop, we will discuss some of the Marvel/DC characters and how they positively impact their communities and utilize their superpowers for good. Two short pre-poetry writing exercises help participants create the language for their individual poems by exploring descriptions, senses, and ways to look at their own superpowers and strengths. After exploring and imagining types of superheroes, names, and special powers, participants get to write an “I AM” poem using their superhero image and describing their powers.

This workshop is free and open to all middle and high school-aged youth. Please pre-register for the event here.

JANUARIE YORK is a freelance writer, published author & poet and creative curator. She was recently named the Center for Black Literature and Culture’s first Poet Laureate. In addition to performing original works of poetry, she has released two spoken word albums, 3 books of poetry and essays, and runs an online magazine publication called, “LiT Magazine.” Januarie has worked with the Asante Children’s Theater, Eskenazi Hospital, IU Health, Visit Indy, Indianapolis Central Library, and the Fair Housing Act of Indiana to name a few. Her work is displayed in several areas in downtown Indianapolis, including the Circle Centre Mall and she recently wrote and recorded the opening poem for the nationally recognized Major Taylor exhibit at the Indiana State Museum. You can find more about her workshops, performances, and upcoming events at
januarieyork.net.