VA:POETRY: June 19-25, 2011 Furious Flower Poetry Center presents Continuous Fire, A Seminar on the Poetry of Sonia Sanchez

Continuous Fire: A Seminar on the Poetry of Sonia Sanchez
June 19-25, 2011

This week-long seminar for educators will offer an extensive critical view of African American poetry in general and Sonia Sanchez’s work in particular. In workshops and discussions, senior scholars will engage participants in intensive study of Sanchez’s work.

  • Workshop topics include the role of Sanchez’s poetry in imparting social justice, her poetry within the framework of the Black Arts Movement and the mainstream literary cannon, and an exploration into the musicality of her poetry.
  • College teachers will leave ready to contribute to the scholarship on Sanchez and high school teachers will complete a lesson plan.
  • Participants will also benefit from artistic events, an open mic night, networking opportunities, and a generous amount of research time.
  • The week will end with an interview and Q& A with the poet Sonia Sanchez, as well as a reading and book signing.

Spaces are limited, so we encourage you to register early!

To visit Sonia Sanchez’s website, click here.

Registration, Housing and Parking

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