Due to the weather on last week, we postponed the Saturday session. However, we were able to meet on yesterday (Friday, 9/12) for our sixth writing session. Instead of meeting at one of A Step Forward, Inc.'s (ASF) transitional houses, we held the workshop in ASF's computer lab. We spent a good portion of the session listening to the great Gill Scott-Heron and comparing his style/message with two spoken word cuts from the Nostradamus
cd by Nas. It was an interesting discussion.
We also took some time to complete a Poetry in Different Forms lesson that introduced the participants to different ways of writing poetry - from narrative to limericks to couplets to haikus - the participants explored different styles and were challenged to create their own. We took some time during this session to create email addresses for the workshop participants and to sign them up to www.myfaith.ning.com.
I have to attend a day-long professional development session today for my job so we had to post-pone today's (Saturday) session as well. We'll meet again on next Friday, and I plan to introduce them to Blackauthors.ning.