This workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.

Speak Out and Speak Up! A Spoken Word Poetry Workshop for Young Women
Hosted by Kirsten Peterson and Alexis Marie Wint
Railroad Street Youth Project, 60 Bridge Street, Great Barrington, 7 p.m.

This workshop will give young women of the Berkshires a chance to learn about writing and performing poetry. Often young women feel that their voices cannot be heard, but through this workshop we will be working to find, develop and to expand that creative voice. Designed for the teenage crowd, the workshop will be followed by a reading. No previous experience required.

Kirsten Peterson is a Simon’s Rock senior and proud Marylander. She has been writing poetry and short stories since fourth grade and recently began experimenting with personal essays. This year she is writing her thesis on anthropological practices in U.S. foreign relations and participating in an internship at the Railroad Street Youth Project.

Alexis Marie Wint is a twenty-year-old Brooklyn native with a passion for social justice and change. She is an actress, poet, writer, spoken word artist, and community activist. She is currently working on her senior thesis: a collection of short stories and poems that celebrate the beauty and articulate the struggles of African-American woman. Alexis Marie aspires to be an English professor and to share her gift of word with the world.  Black Girl Abroad project