Meta-Four Houston, a provider of spoken-word and slam poetry workshops for youth, will begin the school year with a free training session for poets, teachers, librarians and other adults who mentor young poets, in partnership with the University of Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 on UH’s campus at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts in Room 207. It will be led by two Youth Speaks Inc. staff members: Hodari Davis and Lauren Whitehead. That afternoon there will be a free writing workshop from 1pm – 3pm for youth poets in the same location.
On Saturday evening, DiverseWorks will host a spoken word performance at 8 p.m. It will feature Lauren Whitehead and students from the local Meta-Four slam team. Pay what you wish tickets can be reserved on the DiverseWorks site or you can pay at the door.