WritersCorps presents WritersCorps Live at The CJM, in partnership with The Contemporary Jewish Museum. WritersCorps youth and teaching artists will share the stage with writers Chinaka Hodge.
Who: Chinaka Hodge, Maddy Clifford, Annie Rovzar, and WritersCorps youth from:
Aptos Middle School
International Studies Academy
Oasis For Girls
San Francisco Public Library
Woodside Learning Center at Juvenile Hall
When: Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street (between 3rd and 4th streets)
Cost: This event is FREE and open to the public
Chinaka Hodge is a poet, educator, playwright and screenwriter. Originally from Oakland, California, she graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in May of 2006, and was honored to be the student speaker at the 174 th Commencement exercise. In 2010, Chinaka received USC’s prestigious Annenberg Fellowship to continue her studies at its School of Cinematic Arts. She received her MFA in screenwriting, in 2012. In the Fall of that year, she received the San Francisco Foundation’s Phelan Literary Award for emerging Bay Area talent. Chinaka was a 2012 Artist in Residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, CA. In early 2013, Hodge was a Sundance Feature Film lab Fellow for her script, 700th&Int’l. Since its early days, Chinaka has served in various capacities at Youth Speaks/The Living Word Project, the nation’s leading literary arts nonprofit. During her tenure there, Hodge served as Program Director, Associate Artistic Director, and worked directly with Youth Speaks’ core population as a teaching artist and poet mentor. When not educating or writing for page, Chinaka rocks mics as a founding member of a collaborative Hip Hop ensemble, The Getback. Her poems, editorials, interviews and prose have been featured in Newsweek, San Francisco Magazine, Believer Magazine, PBS, NPR, CNN, CSpan, and in two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry.
Maddy Clifford, teaching artist at College Track SF, The Mix@SFPL, and juvenile hall. Click here to see her full bio.
Annie Rovzar, teaching artist at Hilltop and Sanchez Elementary. Click here to see her full bio.