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Panhandle State Hosts Guest Speaker Natasha Carrizosa

Panhandle State Communications on 02/12/2021

Oklahoma Panhandle State University and the Masonic Endowment for Cultural Enrichment invite you to a Poetry and Spoken Word Workshop. This workshop format will allow students to learn creative writing and perform their poetry while learning from Natasha Carrizosa.

Natasha Carrizosa is a poet, writer, creative writing teacher, and speaker. Her work is deeply rooted in her childhood and life experiences. Raised as the daughter of a fierce African American mother and Mexican father, her writing reflects the dichotomy of these two rich cultures. Carrizosa is the author of mexiafricana, heavy light, and crown. She has performed her work and conducted workshops for audiences in Madrid, Paris, St. Lucia, New York, Chicago, Houston, and many other places. Her love for the arts inspired the creation of natty roots & rhyme, one of the most dynamic poetry open mics in the country. She is an amazing teacher, poet, motivator with an incredible ability to connect with young people. Her passion, spirit, and massive talent leave an indelible mark on all those who have the pleasure of interacting with her.

This event will take place on February 17 in SAB 101 and allow students to join virtually. The workshop will start at 3:30 PM, and the showcase will begin at 7 PM.

Director of Upward Bound, Teri Mora, commented, “I am thrilled to be able to bring Natasha Carrizosa’s work to the panhandle area. Our diverse students have asked to be able to tell their stories and this is just another opportunity for them to do so. The showcase will be open to the public and available by zoom for anyone who wants to see Ms. Carrizosa and our students perform their original works. Thank you to the Masonic Endowment for sponsoring this workshop.”

For additional information, please contact Teri Mora at tmora@opsu.edu.