This Side of Home (c) NAACP

This Side of Home


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Saturday, November 7
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Crumpacker Library
Portland Art Museum

taught by Renee Watson

Home is a complicated place, full of bitter and sweet memories. In this workshop, participants will write poems that celebrate and critique the places we call home using excerpt from Watson’s This Side of Home and Margaret Walker’s Sorrow Home, as prompts.

Renee Watson is the author of This Side of Home, and two acclaimed picture books: Harlem’s Little Blackbird and A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, which was featured on NBC Nightly News. Her middle grade novel, What Momma Left Me debuted as an ABA New Voices Pick. She lives in New York City where she teaches writing in the public schools.

Contact Susan Denning, Director of Programs & Events, for more information.