First Thursday of every month | 12:15pm
You could be a poet! If you are intrigued by the storied art form of poetry and want to learn more about expressing yourself, then sign up for the free Lunch with Art– Poetry Edition at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. These monthly lunchtime gatherings are hosted by Sharonda “Eccentrich” Richardson, the #14 ranked female poet in the world! Expanding upon the success of the Lunch with Art visual programs at Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Cultural Division is now offering this exciting new poetry version on the first Thursday of each month from 12:15-1:15 pm. Light refreshments will be served, but guests are also allowed to bring their own lunch. For more information and to reserve your seat, www.ccpompano.org.
Eccentrich, who has competed on the international level at the World of Women Poetry Slam, feels that everyone can benefit from learning more about poetry. “Poetry is a wonderful way of expressing yourself,” she said. “Everyone is capable of writing a poem because it is such a personal way of communicating your feelings. Some of my darkest times and most incredible triumphs have inspired my best poems. It is tremendous release to be able to write down your inner thoughts in a meaningful way, and this class will help people learn how to do just that!”
Each class will become a unique cultural experience immersing guests into the art form. Guests will listen to poems, learn about their varied structures, and be given tips and encouragement to begin creating their own verses! Genres that will be explored include 6-word poems, blackout poetry, bio poems, haikus, free verse and more.
Additional information available HERE.