Join local poet Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure for a poetry workshop for children where kids will write short descriptive lines and use a variety of methods to combine them into poems. Activities will encourage creativity and having fun with words.
For more than three decades, Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure has immersed herself in the arts. She started out performing in spoken word competitions at the age of 11, and she used that platform to overcome her fear of public speaking. Her newest book of poetry – Splitting 650 – came out in 2021.
Want to share your poem with everyone in Urbana? Submit it to the Library’s Poems Across Urbana project! The project will print short (2-4 lines) original poems on signs to be displayed throughout Urbana in August and September. If your poem is chosen, you’ll receive a sign with your poem printed on it for display.
Paid for in part by the City of Urbana Arts and Culture Grant.