Knowledge of Self: Poetry Performance, Workshop, & Open Mic

Infused with the energy of an open mic, this session will be enacted as a performance space. Through creative performances and co-construction of knowledge between audience and artist, this high-energy format is designed to disrupt conventions that pressure educators and students to adhere to respectability politics. Internationally acclaimed poets will open the session. Writing prompts and discussion will facilitate a dialogue on the necessity of collaboration and knowledge of self as tools of social responsibility. The audience will be invited to share their work on the mic!

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Crystal Endsley Taylor

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Toby Jenkins

University of South Carolina

Tony Keith, Jr.

Ed Emcee Academy