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The Authors Speak: Share your life story through poetry with Fabu

Share your life story through poetry

Poetry writing workshop

with Fabu Phillis Carter, PhD

5-week session from April 8 to May 6

Friday 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Via Zoom or on site at the Goodman Community Center via Zoom

Fabu Phillis Carter, professionally known as Fabu, is an award-winning poet, Madison Poet Laureate (2008 – 2012) and author of seven books. She is an active public speaker, workshop leader, poetry columnist and storyteller. Fabu likes to create a welcoming space for individuals to discover that, yes, you too can write poetry! The theme of this series is to share your life’s story or legacy; Everyone has a story to tell. At the end of your poetry, you will have something to frame and share with your family and friends. You will also have the opportunity, if you wish, to post your poetry on various sites around Madison.

Fabu holds a dual MA from UW-Madison and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, as well as Madison Poet Laureate (2008 – 2012). Fabu is also a Senior Outreach Specialist at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Research Center and works for the African American and Native American communities. She is currently recruiting for African Americans battling Alzheimer’s disease in mid-life.

This series is sponsored by the Madison Public Library and in collaboration with Goodman Community Center, NewBridge, Monona Senior Center and Madison Senior Center.

Sign up below to receive the Zoom link; if you would like to participate from the Goodman Community Center, please call Gayle at (608) 204-8032.


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