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My Name Is...

Workshop by David A. Romero

AGES: 12+ 

$1,000 (plus travel and lodging)

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Poems that inspired "My Name is Romero" - 10 minutes

"My Name is Romero" poem performance and prompt - 10 minutes
Student writing time - 30 minutes
Student reading time - 20 minutes

Other prompts (optional) - 50 minutes

Total time: 70 - 120 minutes (2 hrs)



David A. Romero presents "I Am Joaquin" by Chicano poet Rudolfo "Corky" Gonzalez as well as some of the other poems that inspired him to write "My Name is Romero."


After a live performance of "My Name is Romero," students will write about what their names mean and what they mean to them! Students can choose to assert pride in their racial and/or familial identities by writing about their last names or can choose to write about the positive or negative feelings their first names or nicknames inspire. 



My Name is... teaches students to own their names; finding within them a source of strength!




My Name is... has been presented at:


 Washington State University Vancouver in Vancouver, WA
 Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington

 University of San Diego in San Diego, California

 Orangewood Foundation in Santa Ana, California

 Cal State Fullerton



David A. Romero has not yet developed a flyer template for this workshop. If you decide to book My Name is..., Romero can design a flyer for the event for no extra fee.



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 requires projector, projection screen, laptop connection, sound system and microphone (preferably cordless). Paper and writing utensils must be provided by students or host institution(s).

$1,000 (plus travel and lodging)

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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.

Can’t afford the rates? Contact Romero with an offer and see if he can write off the difference as a charitable donation! 

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