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ARTx3 Campus hosts poetry camp with Jasmine Harris to inspire young poets

Pine Bluff, Arkansas – Jasmine Harris, an esteemed educational specialist, doctoral student, and published poet, will lead a dynamic camp focusing on poetry and the spoken word. This engaging workshop will explore how rhythm and rhymes can help develop a love of language. Campers will learn about performance and delivery, gaining essential skills to express themselves through poetry while deepening their understanding and appreciation of poems written by others.

Harris, whose work has been featured in the Hidden Sussex Anthology, Prometheus Dreaming, Syndrome Magazine, and more, focuses her writing on intersectional identity, aspects of community, and popular culture. Drawing inspiration from icons such as Maya Angelou, Ntozake Shange, and Tupac Shakur, Harris brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to her teaching.

Camp Details and Scholarship Opportunities

The camp will run from 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 8-12, and is designed for ages 12-17. With a maximum capacity of 15 students, the camp ensures personalized attention and a supportive environment for budding poets. Through The ARTx3 Campus’s successful Adopt-A-Camper drive, guardians who submit a scholarship form may have the cost of the camp waived. The camp fee is $100 for ARTx3 members and $120 for nonmembers, making it accessible to a wider range of participants.

Community Support and Sponsorship

Support for this camp is generously provided by a Kenneth Reams Arts for Justice Grant, the West Foundation, and individual Adopt-A-Camper donors. This backing underscores the community’s dedication to fostering creativity and expression among its youth.

For more information about the camp or to inquire about scholarships, contact Shakeelah Rahmaan at [email protected] or call 870-536-3375. This camp presents an exciting opportunity for young poets to explore their talents, find their voices, and connect with others who share a passion for the written and spoken word.

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