Exploring Black Futures Tour & Spoken Word Poetry Workshop
- Friday, April 7, 2023
- 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Concourse, Oprah Winfrey Theater
Audiences: Recommended for ages 14 and above.
Free/Registration is required
About This Event
Deepen your experience of the exhibition, Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures, and let it inspire your writing in this ekphrastic poetry workshop. Ekphrastic poetry responds to a work of visual art-generally a painting, object, sculpture, or photograph. During the workshop, attendees will explore the visual arts, learn about the many perspectives captured in the exhibit, and spend time composing an individual work about Black Futures.
Additional information: The workshop will be led by international slam poetry champion, Anthony McPherson. McPherson's work incorporates various art forms, as well as a myriad of character impressions, to address race, art, and his own biracial identity. He's appeared on Button Poetry, in HuffPost, and Upworthy, and has reached over ten million views since his first viral poem, "All Lives Matter: 1800's Edition.
Image: Prototype of a digitalheart rhythm monitor by Dr. L. Julian Haywood. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of L. Julian Haywood, M.D.