Teen Poetry Workshops with Jasmine Mans

Tuesdays, beginning October 3, 2017, and
continuing through Tuesday, November 28, 2017
(no workshops on October 31 or November 7)
4:30 – 6:30 pm
James Brown African American Room, 1st Floor, Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

This fall, Newark Public Library is partnering with Jasmine Mans and The Newark Poetry Institute to provide free afterschool poetry workshops for teens in grades 8 -12. Seven workshops will be held on Tuesdays, starting on October 3, and continuing through November 28, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm (workshops will not meet on Tuesday, October 31, or Tuesday, November 7)

Jasmine Mans is an author, performer, poet, teacher, and artist. She has successfully competed in HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices and Knicks Poetry Slam competitions. Mans released her first book, Chalk Outlines of Snow Angels in May 2012. That same year, she was chosen by Glamour Magazine, as one of their Top 10 Most Influential Woman in College. Jasmine is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where she began mentoring younger poets and teaching creative writing in the First Wave program, and Newark’s own Arts High School.

For more information, please contact Maisy Card, Teen Services Librarian at mcard@npl.org.

To register, follow this link: goo.gl/sCDXb7

This program series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Victoria Foundation.