Mon, Jul 25|
What Comes Next for Opal Writing Workshop
July 25-29 | 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
Jul 25, 2022, 9:30 AM CDT – Jul 30, 2022, 3:30 PM CDT
ahha Tulsa, 101 E Archer St, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA
Have you ever wanted to write a children's book? Here's your chance to get an up close look and opportunity to do just that. This workshop focuses on extending the story of "Opal's Greenwood Oasis; a children's book by Quraysh Ali Lansana.
Professor Q will lead students on a writing adventure were participants will imagine the rest of Opal’s life and write about the future of the Brown family and the Greenwood District. This is a great opportunity to forge a deeper connection to this Historic District and write about the legacy of this Namesake.
Workshop is limited to 20 students
Quraysh Ali Lansana is a poet, author and educator. He is author of nine poetry books, three textbooks, four
children's books, editor of eight anthologies, and coauthor of a book of pedagogy. He is Tulsa Artist Fellow,
Executive Director for the Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation and a Professor at Oklahoma State
University – Tulsa.
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