esther productions, inc. sponsors
Posted in the Shaw Forum
#1 Jun 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ESTHER PRODUCTIONS, INC. SPONSORS FREE
SCREENWRITING AND POETRY WORKSHOPS
FOR DISTRICT YOUTH
Youths ages 11 through 15 who live in underserved communities in Wards 1, 2 and 8 are being treated to eight weeks of free courses in screenwriting and poetry. The workshops are being held at the Emergence Community Arts Collective on Euclid Street NW and Johenning Baptist Church Community Center on Ninth Street SE. Registration is required but plenty of space is still available.
Award-winning writers Nigel Parkinson, Jr. and Bomani Armah lead the workshops. Each has received wide recognition for his artistic accomplishments, and both live in the District of Columbia.
In addition to learning how to write a screenplay using their own personal experiences, participants in the workshop will see at least one of their works produced for television. Participants in the poetry classes will have their writings published this fall in a chapbook and will be provided the opportunity to perform their works in several venues throughout the District.
Several professional fiction writers and poets also will give community readings throughout the eight weeks as part of the program.
The workshops are sponsored by Esther Productions, Inc., a two-year old nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to serving the social, cultural, and economic needs of underserved or at-risk communities. Esther Productions, Inc. offers a variety of programs including management-training seminars for individuals and emerging companies and The National Daughter-Daddy Reunion Tour.
Esther Productions, Inc.'s Summer Literary Series 2006 is funded through generous grants and contributions from the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission, the Greater Shaw Community Development Corporation, and Kojo Nnamdi of WAMU-FM radio.
For more information or to register, email to [email protected]
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