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  • April 20th, 2009 | 7:33 PM
Incarcerated Teens Poetry Project Exhibit

Some of you may remember my posts from back in January sessions of teaching poetry to incarcerated teens. (At the bottom of the post is a link to my posts about the sessions in chronological order.) It was a fabulous, difficult, heartbreaking project for me to do. And I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

The experience was made possible thanks to a grant from the Arts  Council Silicon Valley through its ARTSCONNECT PROGRAM. One of the conditions of the grant is to put together a display of student work which will then be on exhibition at the deSaisset museum at Santa Clara University. Which is what I have been working on the past few days, getting the display put together so I can drop it off at the museum tomorrow.

For those of you who are local here in the Bay Area, you might want to come by and take a look at the "Art Empowers" Exhibition which showcases the artistic talents of more than 50 local at-risk youth ages 12 through 18.

Where? At the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Whene? Exhibition: May 8-June 28, 2009

Reception: May 8, 2009

Below is a list of quick-links in chronological order of my sessions teaching poetry to these at-risk students.

Session #1
Session #2
Session #3
Session #4
Session #5
Session #6
Session #7



There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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April 21st, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
Very cool, Susan!
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

Susan Taylor Brown

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