Featuring Robert Pinsky, Hanif Abdurraqib, & more!

The Poetic Convergence is a one-day convening of teachers, student leaders, arts champions, and poetic giants, for the purpose of creating and sustaining poetic communities inside Los Angeles County schools and their neighborhoods. Join us to transform the educational experiences and outcomes of our youth. Check out some past performances & speakers! And here are some of our favorite photos.

SCHEDULE

8:00: BREAKFAST

9:00: WELCOME // DIANE LUBY LANE 

9:10-9:50: “A WRITING LIFE” WITH HANIF ABDURRAQIB

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OPTION 1

10:00: O!DES // CRAFTING POEMS OF CELEBRATION & PRAISE (YOUTH-ONLY WITH MONIQUE MITCHELL)

11:00: POETIC NEW WAVE-SPOKEN WORD MEETS CINEMA (YOUTH-ONLY WITH SAMUEL CURTIS)

OPTION 2

10:00-12:00: WORDS IGNITE-TOUR DE TEXTBOOK (EDUCATOR-ONLY WITH KELLY GRACE THOMAS)

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12:15: POETRY & BREATH // LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE BY ROBERT PINKSY

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1:20: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE… 

1) RECLAIMING THE “I” // HANIF ABDURRAQIB

2) HUMOR IS NOTHING TO LAUGH AT // BRENDAN CONSTANTINE 

3) POP LIFE- WHEN LIFE BECOMES ART // DOUGLAS BROWN 

4) IMAGING PLACE AND SPACE // SARA BORJAS 

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2:45: POETIC PERFORMANCES & CLOSING REMARKS

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