Find Your Origin: Spoken Word Workshop

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Allowed Grades: 8th Grade to 12th Grade

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In this spoken word virtual workshop with Young Chicago Authors, we will explore fake origin stories, what they are and how they work. We will laugh at some, question others, and eventually write our own. 

This virtual workshop will be run by spoken word poet and Young Chicago Author teaching artist, C. Lofty Bolling. C.Lofty Bolling (they/them) is a black, queer, and southern poet who has recently relocated to Chicago in 2021 and have been writing poetry regularly since middle school, self publishing since their senior year of high school. Through their poetry they explore notions of identity formations, the quantum imagination, history, ontology and voodoo practices. They have 6 self published works titled, Lofty (2019), The Aquarius’ Aquarium (2019), Blue and Orange (2020), Unloc’d (2021), Black Atlanteans (2021) and The Master’s House (2021) and additional individual poems published through Lupercalia Press, and Rigorous Press.