Mon, Jun 13|
Free Summer Workshop for 9-12th Graders
June 13th-17th | 9:30 am-3:30 pm | Lunch Provided A free summer writing workshop giving high school students the opportunity to research their school and/or community “namesake(s)” and origins as a catalyst for creating a piece of critical, place-based writing.
Time & Location
Jun 13, 2022, 9:30 AM CDT – Jun 20, 2022, 12:00 PM CDT
ahha Tulsa, 101 E Archer St, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA
Program goals and desired outcomes
- The Namesake Project offers community art and engagement for students across several platforms;
- Place-based writing to help students forge a deeper connection to their community;
- Gaining the knowledge that even the name of a school is fraught with history, politics, and power;
- Honing research skills;
- An understanding of the context of their community, along with its values and changing priorities;
- Engagement with working artists to better comprehend the writing life and practice;
- Embedding the importance of writing in strengthening identity, community, and educational development.
Workshop is limited to 20 students
Instructor, Nick Alexandrov has a Ph.D. in History from George Washington University, He is a member of Tri-City
Collective, has taught high school for five years, and has written and published extensively.
The Namesake Project provides students the opportunity to research their school and/or community “namesake(s)” and origins as a catalyst for creating a piece of critical, place-based writing. Students who participate in our workshops have the opportunity to be published in an anthology, which offers greater visibility and validation to their commitment of building writing skills.
This year's Namesake Anthology will be published and ready for distribution in December 2022.
The Namesake Project is a community outreach initiative facilitated by Tri-City Collective and the Tulsa Artist Fellowship