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Postponed: 8th Annual Jack Bennett Young Writers' Workshop


Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Campus: Dayton
Location: Building 7, Library Loggia

This event has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020.

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Free and open to the public.

The Sinclair English department welcomes students to the 8th annual Jack Bennett Young Writers’ Workshop (for 6-12th graders). 

The event will feature spoken word poetry legend Sierra Leone and includes breakout sessions in fiction, comic, poetry, and career writing.  Accompanying parents or teachers may attend a session on Writing to Relax. The event closes with lunch and an open mic.   

This event is co-sponsored by Signature Educational Solutions.

About Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, a leader in the urban poetry movement in Dayton, will lead the workshop. Leone’s work creates and strengthens interactive arts participation among diverse community members. A published poet, Leone has also has shared the stage with legends such as Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, and Amiri Baraka. In 2014, along with producing a TED X Talk, Leone partnered with artist Bing Davis for a tribute to Maya Angelou. As the featured artist at the 2017 National Breaking Silences Conference, Leone shared a poem about her journey with dyslexia. Leone has received numerous local and state-wide honors recognizing her as an educator and entrepreneur for her work as Artistic Director of Signature Educational Solutions. She holds an MBA from Wright State University, and her children’s book series and poetry book Handwritten will be published this fall.

Postponed: 8th Annual Jack Bennett Young Writers' Workshop


Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Campus: Dayton
Location: Building 7, Library Loggia

This event has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Free and open to the public.

The Sinclair English department welcomes students to the 8th annual Jack Bennett Young Writers’ Workshop (for 6-12th graders). 

The event will feature spoken word poetry legend Sierra Leone and includes breakout sessions in fiction, comic, poetry, and career writing.  Accompanying parents or teachers may attend a session on Writing to Relax. The event closes with lunch and an open mic.   

This event is co-sponsored by Signature Educational Solutions.

About Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, a leader in the urban poetry movement in Dayton, will lead the workshop. Leone’s work creates and strengthens interactive arts participation among diverse community members. A published poet, Leone has also has shared the stage with legends such as Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, and Amiri Baraka. In 2014, along with producing a TED X Talk, Leone partnered with artist Bing Davis for a tribute to Maya Angelou. As the featured artist at the 2017 National Breaking Silences Conference, Leone shared a poem about her journey with dyslexia. Leone has received numerous local and state-wide honors recognizing her as an educator and entrepreneur for her work as Artistic Director of Signature Educational Solutions. She holds an MBA from Wright State University, and her children’s book series and poetry book Handwritten will be published this fall.