Minor Disturbance Brings Spoken Word Performance to George
GW’s Poetry Club began their inaugural year by welcoming Morgan and April from local group Minor Disturbance to George. These two accomplished poets spent lunch in the library with students, reading original spoken word pieces and explaining the programs they’re involved with outside George. Both writers offered advice to beginning poets, and emphasized the importance of building a supportive community in which all students feel safe to express themselves. October 3’s performance was a first encounter with slam poetry for many of the students in attendance, and both Minor Disturbance and the GW Library staff are eager to see what creativity the new medium inspires in our talented students.
Morgan and April plan to return to George on some Thursdays after school to run poetry workshops for our GW club. We’re so excited to have them as collaborators, and thankful for the time they spent with us this week! If you’d like more information on our upcoming activities, or if you’re interested in joining Poetry Club, stop by the library and speak to Ms. Jensen or Kat.