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September 21, 2013

Spotlight: Poetry is not a Luxury

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Photography by Fatimah Asghar

2 – 3 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery

Part of Locally Made’s One Room.

Spotlight: performance as art, art as performance.

Franny Choi leads a writing workshop and discussion on poetry as a tool for education and community building. No experience necessary!

Free with museum admission.

Franny Choi is a community organizer, Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, and one of the most accomplished performance poets in the nation, placing in the finals at the three largest slam competitions in the nation. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Fringe, Apogee, Tandem, and others. She has worked in a number of Providence organizations supporting youth to become artists, activists, and critical thinkers.