Sonia Sanchez: Where Writing Comes From
This 3-week workshop meets on Wednesday, July 18, 25 and August 1 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
We are honored that the distinguished poet and playwright Sonia Sanchez will conduct a workshop this summer on writing audio monologues. Over three sessions, Sanchez will help participants find their voice through the process of creating a performance monologue. A soliloquy or monologue, told simply and directly, is what most thrills us about radio, theater and often film. The audio monologue is the essence of storytelling. Workshop participants are invited to come with an idea, an image or experience that they would like to explore and write about. Finished works may be thought of as a performance work or as the script for an audio or video piece.
Poet, Mother, Activist, Professor. National and International lecturer on Black Culture and Literature, Womenâ€™s Liberation, Peace and Racial Justice. Sanchez is the author of over 16 books, including Homecoming , We a BaddDDD People , Love Poems , Homegirls and Handgrenades , Does Your House Have Lions?and Shake Loose My Skin . Her plays include Sister Son/Ji and Uh, Huh: But How Do it Free Us? . She has been a professor of African American studies and English at San Francisco State, Amherst College and held the Laura Carnell Chair in English at Temple University.