Spoken Word Workshop with Naa Akua
May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Start your Memorial Day Weekend “write” with a spoken word workshop with the talented writer and performer Naa Akua. Exercise your creative muscles through writing prompts to get you started and learn tips on the art of spoken word. The interactive, free workshop is designed for adults ages 12 and up and will be held via Zoom. Registration required through the NOLS website.
Offered at no cost to participants. Cosponsored by the North Olympic Library System and the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts. Financial support for this program comes from the Juan de Fuca Foundation and local Friends of the Library groups.
About Naa Akua
Naa Akua, is a Ghanaian and Bajan queer poet, actor, educator and sound and word practitioner. Naa was a 2019 Citizen University Poet-in-Residence, they are a WITS writer-in-residence at Franklin High School, a co-facilitator and teaching artist for Young Women Empowered and is a teacher at the Hugo House. Naa Akua was a cast member of Book-it Repertory Theater’s adaptation of T. Geronimo Johnson’s “Welcome to Braggsville”, a cast member for Theater Schmeater’s production of “Welcome to Arroyo’s”, a participant of an original boilesque ballet Earth Pearl Production called “Tailfeathers”. Akua’s one person show, Akwaaba: Healing of A Queer Black Soul ran as part of Gay City’s Mosaic program and recently Earth Pearl Collectives, Sovereign Queer Black Womyn Festival. Naa Akua has also been a cast member of the groundbreaking play “Queer. Mama, Crossroads” written by Anastacia-Reneé and directed by Anastacia-Reneé and Aviona-Rodriguez Brown, Akua has also been a part of Sound Theater’s Gregory Award winning production of “Citizen, An American Lyric” written by Claudia Rankine and produced by Jay ‘O Leary. When Akua is not writing and performing they are facilitating Sound Healing sessions which focus on breathing, being in the body, and meditation.
Registration is required. Sign up HERE.