Writing Workshop

Express your soul through the art of poetry.

A liberating workshop led by poet & spoken word artist- Rhonda Sekhmet Ra

NEXT WORKSHOP: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20TH, 2022 AT 6:30PM EST (FEATURING NIA M. KAMAU) – FAMILY FRIENDLY

ENTRY FEE: $22

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER SPECIAL: AFRIKAN ELDERS WILL RECEIEVE FREE ENTRY. PLEASE EMAIL RHONDASEKHMETRA@GMAIL.COM TO RECEIVE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION

After signing up, you will receive an email with log in details & digital workbook within 1-2 business days. Please enter the email address you want the log in sent to when you pay


ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

What Participants Will Receive From This Workshop:
  • Guidance on writing poetry for expression as well as a tool of personal & collective liberation
  • Helpful tips on overcoming writer’s block and barriers to writing poetry
  • Rhonda’s personal writing secrets and experience with writing poetry
  • Virtual writing session where participants will write poetry together (no prior experience is required)
  • Digital Workbook with writing tips and poetry prompts to help participants write poetry during and after the workshop
  • A Virtual Open Mic in which participants will hear and/or share poetry (sharing is not required)
  • QnA Session where participants can ask the facilitator questions about writing and/or performing poetry
Requirements
  • No previous writing experience is required
  • Access to a computer or mobile device that can access Zoom will be needed to attend the workshop
  • Please bring pen and paper (or your favorite writing tool)

Please Note: Due to the facilitator’s strong passion for the liberation of African/Black people, topics such as racism/oppression and cultural healing will be incorporated into the discussion.

About the Facilitator

Rhonda Sekhmet Ra is a poet and spoken word artist with a background in healing and mental health. She has been writing poetry since her childhood and has been performing Spoken Word over the past 7 years. Rhonda is the author of “The Awakening” chapbook as well as hundreds of unpublished poems. Rhonda has led over a dozen poetry workshops in addition to facilitating hundreds of groups around racism and healing. Rhonda uses poetry and spoken word to convey messages of healing, inspiration, freedom and power for people of African Descent.

About our Special Guest Poet

Pan Afrikan, Author, Poet, Blogger, Editor, Proofreader, Afrikan-Centered Educator and Mental-Health advocate.

Nia Makini Kamau, legally Dionna Newsome, was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. Since the age of 10 she has had the dream and vision of becoming a published author. She graduated from Carver Vocational Technical High School in 2014 with a high school diploma as well as her 90-hour child care certification. Nia furthered her career and graduated May 2018 from McDaniel College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Writing. Nia is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. She is also a poet who goes by the name of NIA The Poet; she has fan favorites such as Queen, Queen Pt.2, Embrace Your Curls, and Evolution. She has published two books; A Father’s Love was published in 2018, and The Evolution of Nia in 2020; these two publications are the start to many more.​

Her books can be purchased directly through her on Facebook: Nia Makini Kamau or Instagram: The Urban Author 

A Father’s Love – $23.00

The Evolution of Nia -$25.00

Both books (bundle) – $40.00 

Shipping and handling- $5.00

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/DionnaNewsome




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ENTRY FEE: $22

Questions & Fee Waiver Requests can be sent directly to rhondasekmetra@gmail.com