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Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia

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1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA United States

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January 2018

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Artful Questions with Gabrielle Civil

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Join Minneapolis-based black feminist poet, performance artist and arts activist Gabrielle Civil for this dynamic workshop that investigates our most basic teaching strategy – asking questions.  As teaching artists, how can we use thoughtful, playful, artful questions to stimulate imagination, propel creativity, and foster productive response?  Digging deep into our own cultural assumptions and biases, we will discuss the power of thoughtful, appropriate questions (and the destructiveness of intrusive, inappropriate ones) as prompts for class lessons and constructive feedback sessions. We will…

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Letter to My Father: Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Your relationship to your father (or lack of one) can influence how you see the world and yourself. For over a decade, writer and teaching artist Tina Smith-Brown has presented this workshop to people of all ages. In this session, you will learn how you can incorporate letter writing into your teaching artist practice in a way that creates a safe space for participants to explore difficult topics. Teaching artists in all disciplines and writing teachers are all welcome.

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