A year ago, staff members Michael Hall and Masika Brathwaite, both poets, created a poetry venue in Winston-Salem called "Consciousness through Poetry" after realizing the power of the spoken word. The goal of this event was to give people a platform to talk about and release their fears, joys, frustrations and pain without judgment.
They thought the staff and students here at the Center could benefit from a spoken venue in the same way. In June, Michael and Masika organized the first Poetry Corner at The Enrichment Center. Staff and students have had a blast participating in the first Poetry Corners and look forward to this event every month!
Here's some footage of Stephanie reading a poem written by her and several classmates at the Center's most recent Poetry Corner on August 3, 2015.