This event is FREE & open to the public.
Sierra Leone, a leader in the urban poetry movement in Dayton, will lead the workshop. Leone’s work creates and strengthens interactive arts participation among diverse community members. A published poet, Leone has also has shared the stage with legends such as Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, and Amiri Baraka. In 2014, along with producing a TED X Talk, Leone partnered with artist Bing Davis for a tribute to Maya Angelou. As the featured artist at the 2017 National Breaking Silences Conference, Leone shared a poem about her journey with dyslexia. Leone has received numerous local and state-wide honors recognizing her as an educator and entrepreneur for her work as Artistic Director of Signature Educational Solutions. She holds an MBA from Wright State University, and her children’s book series and poetry book Handwritten will be published this fall.