I Want to Write Poetry Series

Embracing Creativity, Poetry and Spoken Word at TSU!

I Want to Write Workshop

I Want to Write   

I want to write
I want to write the songs of my people.
I want to hear them singing melodies in the dark.
I want to catch the last floating strains from their sob-torn
I want to frame their dreams into words; their souls into
I want to catch their sunshine laughter in a bowl;
fling dark hands to a darker sky
and fill them full of stars
then crush and mix such lights till they become
a mirrored pool of brilliance in the dawn.
     their souls into notes.    
             - Margaret Walker                                          

I Want to Write is an LLP department initiative created  to support creative writing, poetry and spoken word activities at TSU and beyond.  Through partnerships with local community organizations, area writers and poets, the department has started a series of exciting programs and workshops that explore the power of language in various mediums.  Ultimately, creativity in language makes for stronger writers and communicators; the power of language builds communities. For more information, contact Dr. Michelle J. Pinkard.

LLP Hosts a Conversation with 
National Book Award Winner
Terrance Hayes!!!

T. Hayes