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Legitimate Voices

Legitimate Voices

Poetry with Patricia Smith, Teaching Artist

Award-winning poet and spoken-word teaching artist Patricia Smith worked with students at SEI Academy for a weeklong in-school residency. Students were prompted to write poetry based on their own culture and background. They shared their writing out loud with each other throughout the week. Patricia emphasized the importance of the students telling their own story in whatever way they wanted to tell it. Students then were invited to read their poems with Patricia Smith at a public reading at Wieden+Kennedy and at an in-school event at SEI.

Students: SEI 6th grade English classes.

Location: In-School Residency at SEI Academy and Special Performance at Wieden+Kennedy Atrium

Year: 2015

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