Louder than Social Media: Writing Creatively in the Digital Age
July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$138
Member Price: 125
Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 21
Instructor: Jessica Merrills
Age Group: 14+
The saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Now, during the new decade of 2020, so many of us have created the very picture we want others to see on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and even YouTube. How authentic is this picture? What stories are these images and posts telling? Through a series of thoughtful writing prompts, we will explore the superficial and the deep, tackling issues of race, identity, and cyberbullying. We’ll examine imagery from social media platforms as inspiration for creating thought-provoking poems, and we’ll explore the link between culture and identity. This workshop is open to all teens, whether you use social media daily, or not at all, or you fall somewhere in between.