Hosted by PromptPress and Iowa City Poetry, the Free Generative Writing workshop brings together adults of all experiences writing in all mediums to have their imaginations sparked by a guest instructor.
Third Thursday of each month in the Public Space One performance space.
January’s guest workshop leader is Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey.
Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey is a writer, performer, and producer. He hails from Columbia, Missouri, and holds a bachelors degree in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Iowa. He co-founded the literary magazine Black Art; Real Stories, and has been published in the Little Village Magazine. As a performer he is the winner of the Des Moines Poetry Slam, the Iowa City Poetry Slam, and a two-time winner of the Fire & Ice Poetry Slam. He has done spoken word around the country, including New York City, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa. He was the opening poet for Dan Brown, featured on the album Blk Boi Joy, and acted in the Iowa debut of the plays, Exit Strategy and Luna Gale. When he is not writing and performing he is actively producing local events, like Drop The Mic, to showcase the immense talent in the Iowa City community, as well as workshops to teach youth how to write and use spoken word.
For more information, see the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/341053200071197/