Kids San Diego Poetry Annual (KSDPA) Free Children's Poetry Workshop

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07/25/2019 - 1:00pm
07/25/2019 - 2:00pm
Jim Moreno & Young Bag Artist

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Jim Moreno (760) 802-2449 or
Contact: Malcolm X Library, (619) 527-3405

Ying Wu, Executive Editor of the Kids, San Diego Poetry Annual (KSDPA), Announces a Free Poetry Workshop for children 6-12 Years Old At Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St, San Diego, CA 92114, on Thursday, July 25, 2019 From 1:00 P.M. To 2:00 P.M.

San Diego, CA ― Ying Wu, the Executive Editor of the Kids San Diego Poetry Annual (KSDPA) announces a free poetry writing workshop for children 6-12 years old at Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St., on Thursday, July 25, 2019, from 1:00 P.M. To 2:00 P.M. The purpose of the workshop is to generate poems for next year's edition of the KSDPA. City Heights and San Diego Poetry Annual Regional Editor Jim Moreno will facilitate the children's poetry making workshop. Snacks and writing materials will be provided.

The 155 page 2018 edition of the KSDPA featured 183 poems from 147 pre-teens plus 60 drawings. All the art and poems were generated in 14 free summer workshops led by professional poet-teachers and hosted by public libraries & Boys & Girls Clubs throughout our region.

Jim Moreno, past director of the Encanto Boys & Girls Club Children's Poetry Choir, will establish a village of cultural respect in a container of safety for young poets to write from culturally relevant prompts. Moreno states: I find that beginning with cultural respect and relevance creates I.M.I.C. for the children: Inspiration, Motivation, Imagination, and Contagion. When young people write in community it is different from writing in solitude. The energy and consciousness in this 1 hour children's writing workshop can lead to creative contagion and leaps of imagination aided by Jim’s leadership and experience.

Last year's editor, Rae Rose, wrote about this child's poetry workshop. She stated, It's's working because all of the people involved with the KSDPA care so much about poetry, about kids, about learning new ways of expressing our feelings. I'm grateful to all of them and to the kids who made this book come alive. Children published in the KSDPA are invited to read their poems at a public celebration in March of 2020. Class size is limited, register soon.

Information: (619) 527-3405 or 760 802-2449,

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