MEMENTOS & METAPHORS: POEMS OF FAMILY AND IDENTITY

Mementos & Metaphors: Poems of Family and Identity

Workshop by David A. Romero

ALL AGES

$500 (plus travel and lodging)

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*Price will be significantly lowered for this workshop for K-12 schools and after-school programs, nonprofits, libraries, senior centers, etc. Just let Romero know what you’re working with, and he’ll try to make it happen!

 


Schedule (for one session):

 

Presentation of riddles - 10 minutes

Reading of poems by Romero - 10 minutes

Discussion on family members and objects associated with them - 20 minutes
Student writing time - 30 minutes
Student reading time - 20 minutes
Other prompts (optional) - 30 minutes


Total time: 120 minutes (2 hrs)


Description:

 

In this workshop aimed at children and the elderly, participants will have fun writing poems comparing family members to some of their favorite objects.

 

A red apron could remind us of our mothers just as a pair of work boots could remind us of our fathers.

 

What can these objects tell us about our family and its consensus of race, class and gender?


Purpose:

 

This workshop teaches students how to think in terms of metaphor and how to write poems in tribute to members of their family.

 

CATEGORIES: FAMILY, FUN, WRITING

 


Mementos & Metaphors has been presented at:


 Ovitt Family Community Library in Ontario, California 

 Arroyo Seco Regional Library, Highland Park, California
 El Centro Cultural de Mexico in Santa Ana, California

Flyers:

 

David A. Romero has not yet developed a flyer template for this workshop. If you decide to book Mementos & Metaphors: Poems of Family and Identity, Romero can design a flyer for the event for no extra fee.

More:

 

Longer workshops, as well as multiple sessions, to culminate in a student “Slam,” (poetry competition) can be negotiated.


Professional-looking books and chapbooks to collect student work produced during workshops to be made available two months after workshops are conducted can also be negotiated.


*All workshops include a performance from David A. Romero.

 

**Workshop does not require multimedia. Paper and writing utensils must be provided by students or host institution(s). 

$500 (plus travel and lodging)

Download workshop description

*Price will be significantly lowered for this workshop for K-12 schools and after-school programs, nonprofits, libraries, senior centers, etc. Just let Romero know what you’re working with, and he’ll try to make it happen!

Travel and lodging can be handled in two ways: 1) the university makes the arrangements on Romero's behalf (preferred) or, 2) Romero makes the arrangements and is reimbursed with the total check.


For booking, contact: davidaromero@gmail.com

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