Monday! June 26th RAYCH JACKSON from Chicago! Plus! “Prompt & Circumstance” Challenge!

POETRY FEATURE: RACHEL “RAYCH” JACKSON is a Chicago native who earned her degree in Elementary Education at DePaul University in June of 2013. As a Golden Apple Scholar, Rachel teaches 3rd grade in the Chicago Public School system. She plans to build her own school within the next fifteen years. Rachel prides herself in her current weaving of social justice and higher ordered thinking curricula in schools throughout Chicago and its surrounding  suburbs. In addition to being an educator, Rachel is a poet and playwright. The subject matter surrounding her works ranges from character driven fiction to the recent delve back into poetic verse exploring her personal struggles.

BONUS RUCKUS: PROMPT & CIRCUMSTANCE CHALLENGE – you all know the deal! We bring absurd objects for this on site writing challenge. The weird-ass object is both your writing prompt, and your writing surface! Best poem and performance chosen by the crowd! House band, snacks and open mic and all the best in everything else! Pray for the opposite of rain so we can be outside!

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