Young Griots: A Writing & Photography Summer Camp is designed to nurture the creative genius of youth ages 11-15 by exposing them to the connection between liberal and visual arts. During the duration of camp, young griots will participate in workshops with community leaders, visual and spoken word artists, and curators inciting passion and inspiration within them furthermore inspiring them to document their perspective of the community in which we live. Housed in the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), where storytellers are empowered, we anticipate arming our young griots with the knowledge needed to navigate the world of the arts while simultaneously finding and using their voice in ways that are both impactful and unapologetic. The Sacred Creative Series collaboration between A BLACK Creative’s Guide, The Writer’s Wing, and Diaspora to Afrika assists tremendously with the cultivation of self-awareness through the exposure of culturally relevant material while enhancing literacy skills.
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