I wore my new tights that my mom got me to the opening party for the new art and lit magazine, The Folly. Check out the event here! Special thanks to my buddy Ben Droz for always taking the best photos!
I can't tell you how much I look forward to the Albus Cavus Sunday Workshops. Oscar has been my Sunday School assistant, and so far he has been fabulous! Thsi past Sunday was the final class of the Poetry workshops. J.T. Bullock ran a class on story telling and poetry. What a fun time, and you could tell that everyone had gotten better at writing poetry and more comfortable with sharing their feelings through words. I even wrote a fictional poem about He Man writing home from camp as a child, pretty fun. Natalie Illum's poetry class started off the series of workshops. We all realized pretty quickly that Natural had a 'natural' talent with words. What a wonderful start to an amazing series of workshops! Don't miss this Sunday's Albus Cavus Workshop!
My weekend began with Mr. Peter and I picking one of my best little art students up to bring him to the Love Stains art opening. When we picked him up he looked so handsome! Sketch book in hand, he was ready to go. As soon as we got there he began drawing. For the first hour he drew an amazing picture of George Washington. Then he asked the curator J Coleman, if he could hang his piece in the show. And then sold it! What a fun show and night! Sunday was the Albus Cavus Poetry Workshop with Holly Bass. What a fun session! The best part was seeing this little buddy of mine walking down the street to come to class! I think the boys team even surprised themselves with how good their MASHUP poem came out, and Yoko's poem about a fairy and a ghost was priceless. What a wonderful Sunday!
I am so excited to present the second Sunday of poery workshops with Holly Bass. Holly Bass is a writer and multidisciplinary performer. A Cave Canem fellow, her poems have appeared in Callalou, nocturnes (re)view, Role Call (Third World Press) and The Ringing Ear. She has presented her work at respected performance spaces such as the Kennedy Center (DC), the Whitney Museum (NY) and the Experience Music Project (Seattle). She studied modern dance (under Viola Farber) and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College before earning a Master's in Journalism from Columbia University. She has received several grants from the DC Commission on the Arts, including two Hip Hop Community Arts grants, artist fellowships and project-based grants. She is one of twenty artists nationwide to receive the 2008 Future Aesthetics grant from the Ford Foundation/Hip Hop Theater Festival. This sunday Busboys and Poets resident writer Holly Bass will guide participants through a joyous odyssey of poetry, performance and sound. Participants will uncover new ways of infusing music into their written texts. How can we evolve our ears to enhance our writing? What do musicians, DJs and nature have to teach us about sound and communication? Special focus will be given to freeing the voice--both written and spoken--as a way to connect with audiences on a deeper level.