Teens, find your voice in poetry! During February school vacation week, two Springfield City Library branches will host local poet and author Brenda’s Child leading writing workshops. Her “classes”, appropriate for ages 12-18, will even give participants the opportunity to have their writing included in an anthology of poetry by teens.
On Wednesday, February 19, 2-4 pm, Brenda’s Child will lead a group at the Forest Park Branch Library, 380 Belmont Avenue, 413-263-6843.
She will also offer the workshop on Thursday, February 20, 2-4 pm, at the Central Library, 220 State Street, 413-263-6828, ext. 425. Teens can sign up online using the Events Calendar, or call either branch.
LaToya Bosworth, who writes and performs as Brenda’s Child in honor of her late mother, has performed as a spoken word artist throughout the U. S. Since 2007 she has published five books, including a novella and memoir. In 2012 she challenged herself by collaborating with two fellow artists to write, direct, and star in the stage play The Thick Chronicles…A Body Image Story. Brenda’s Child currently writes for two publications, Springfield’s Point of View and Lioness Magazine. With a special education teaching certificate, B.A. in Sociology, and an M.S. in Nonprofit and Philanthropy, this PhD candidate has also shared her parenting and self-esteem articles on blackandmarriedwithkids.com.