In this workshop, participants will create original poetry, practice the art of performance, and compete in an informal poetry slam. Open to teens 14-18 and adults. No writing experienced required.
Damien Ware has organized as well as hosted various public performances and open mics and facilitated creative writing workshops for all ages. A zine-maker and poetic video blogger, Ware loves to share his talent for writing with the community, through self-publishing and public / web-based performances. In 2016, D.L. Ware’ partnered with LAND Studio and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District in publishing his poetry as public art installations in the Buckeye Neighborhood (Love Lunes over Buckeye & The Buckeye Road Green Infrastructure project). Ware holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University and a Bachelors Degree in African American Studies from Eastern Michigan University. He is a husband and father of three and writes daily.