The city of Philadelphia Poet Laureate Frank Sherlock
will host a series of poetry workshops
for students on March 24 and 31 and April 7 and 14. The series will focus on Sherlock's citywide project
, Write Your Block,
which aims to map Philadelphia through poetry.
The four workshops Sherlock will host are for students in grades K-8 registered at the Taller Puertorriqueño
education building. Students interested in registering for the workshops should call Taller at (215) 423-6320.
Before Sherlock was named Philly's second ever poet laureate in 2014, he was a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts. He will serve two years in the position, attending various events around the city through the end of 2015. His project, Write Your Block
, has facilitated poetry events all around the city and its products are gathered on the Write Your Block Tumblr blog
for all to see.
Taller Puertorriqueño is a multidisciplinary arts organization known as "The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia" which uses educational programming to foster community. They are currently raising funds to build a new cultural center, a campaign to which anyone can donate.
Tuesdays, March 24 & 31, April 7 & 14
2557 N. 5th St.