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The Way We Glow- Creative Writing Workshop
June 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$22
Creativity is one of the greatest qualities any of us could be blessed with, yet many never allow their true creativity to be expressed. Join author and poet Abena Beloved Green on June 26, to express your creativity through the exploration of The Way You Glow. No creative writing experience is necessary.
This workshop will guide you to find your ‘glowing moments’ to call upon in times of discouragement uncertainty or to bolster your spirits and increase momentum. We will work with poetic prompts and share in communion to support one another through this creative process.
Throughout this workshop, you will learn two writing excercises which will stimulate creative juices and serve as prompts for future writing. You will learn a process by which you can replace negative stories and labels with empowering ones and develop a personal affirmation. You will draft a prose or poem that you can keep or build on.
Sometimes all you need is a nudge in the direction of creative expression, to unlock potential that you didn’t even know you had.
Abena Beloved Green uses words and movement to create, engage, and elevate. Her poems address cultural, social, and environmental issues, relationships, and reflect on everyday life as a small-town raised first-generation Canadian.
Abena is the third place finalist in the 2017 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (Verses Festival of Words) and the 2016 poetry prize winner of the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia’s Nova Writes competition (formerly, Atlantic Writing Competition). She competed in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2011 and 2016 as part of the Halifax Slam Team. In February 2014, Abena appeared as a guest on Ghana’s highly acclaimed entertainment program The KSM Show. Her poem “Ice Cream” was published in the Global Fund for Women’s Imagining Equality project that same year. As a recipient of Ontario Arts Council’s Word of Mouth grant she produced her debut spoken album “Beloved” which she launched in July 2014. Her first book of poetry, The Way We Hold On (Pottersfield Press, 2018) was released in March 2018.
Abena is a creative spirit able to tell stories through different writing styles and yet maintains a distinct and authentic voice. In addition to her love for writing and performing, Abena seeks to equip others to write and share their own poetry as a means towards personal fulfillment and empowerment.