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Almeta Whitis

Using storytelling, songs, movement, and theatre games, Almeta Whitis is known for fostering meaningful exchanges between people within a safe and culturally inclusive learning environment. A former performing arts professor, she has worked globally with diverse communities of children and adults of all ages and received many awards for her artistry.

July 2021

Young Activists: Be the Change

July 12 @ EST 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 2.5 hours Ages: 8 - 11 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Almeta Whitis Do you think one person can change the world? What about a kid or a young adult? Think of Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, Amanda Gorman. These  are only a few of the young people who, by charging the air with their voices and putting pen to paper, are changing our world. You,…

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The Art of Storytelling: Myths & Motifs

July 19 @ EST 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 2 July 19 - 23 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: 12 - 14 Deadline to Register: July 12, 11:59 pm Instructor: Almeta Whitis Tell me a tale that always was. Read me a story that I can be in...Turn me around so that I can see everything I was meant to be.” —Michael Kiwanuka, from Tell Me a Tale Why is telling a story more important today than ever before? The intimacy and power of…

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August 2021

I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

August 2 @ EST 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 4 August 2 - 6 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Almeta Whitis Do you enjoy arguing in defense of your ideas? Are you endlessly curious? What about searching for what lies beneath the surface? If so, this is the camp for you! Become a philosopher, learning how to debate and write creatively. Your personal journal will help capture your impressions and refine your philosophy. Activities include…

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Citizens: Race, Identity, & Democracy

August 9 @ EST 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$150

Member Price: $137 SummerWrite Week 5 August 9 - 13 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm Instructor: Almeta Whitis Using Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric as a jumping off point, we will engage with discussion and writing around racial identity and social justice issues. We will examine the question of what makes a person the “other.” Through open, ongoing dialogue and an arts process, students will create original stories of everyday…

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