Poetry and Activism: Educator Workshop

Workshop with Anastacia-Reneé

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 pm


During this two-hour workshop, educators will learn about Anastacia-Reneé’s work through her exhibition at the Frye Art Museum, Anastacia-Reneé: (Don't be Absurd) Alice in Parts. Centered around the theme of social justice, educators will explore ways to bring about change through poetry and writing. Educators will walk away with lesson ideas for activism while building connections with one another. This workshop is designed for educators with previous experience in social justice and activism work, including high school educators, teaching artists, and staff from non-profit or youth development organizations. Workshop participants will be eligible for two (2) Washington State clock hours.

Explore this collection of recommended reading for the exhibition available for purchase at the Museum Store’s website.

About the Presenter

Anastacia-Reneé (American, b. 1972, Kansas City, Missouri) is an award-winning, widely published writer, playwright, TEDx speaker, Deep End podcast cohost, and interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Seattle. A 4Culture Arc Artist Fellow (2020) and Jack Straw Writers Program curator (2020), Anastacia-Reneé was the Seattle Civic Poet (2017–19) and Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House (2015–17). She has been selected for fellowships and residencies by Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Artist Trust, Jack Straw Cultural Center, Ragdale, Mineral School, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, and the New Orleans Writers’ Residency. She is the author of five books, including two full-length manuscripts, (v.) (Black Ocean) and Forget It (Black Radish), and two plays 9 Ounces and Queer Mama Crossroads.

Anastacia-Reneé received the 2018 James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award, which is funded by the Raynier Institute & Foundation through the Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium. The award supports and advances the creative work of outstanding artists living and working in Washington State and is accompanied by a presentation at the Frye Art Museum.

Privacy Statement: The event will be hosted on Zoom, an online platform. If joining by video, your image and/or name may be visible to others. When logging in, you may choose to hide your video, or to rename yourself using a pseudonym, if you would like to protect your privacy. While attendees are encouraged to join from a private location where discussion will not be overheard, confidentiality is not guaranteed. This session may be recorded and used by the Frye Art Museum in its sole discretion.

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo: Michael B Maine


Advance registration is required.


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Questions? education@fryemuseum.org