My Quest To Teach

April 20, 2015

Readers Theater Celebrates Poetry Month

Filed under: Education — William Jackson @ 1:30 pm

Ari Turner William Jackson and Tangela Floyd
Ari – William – Tangela

Readers Theater Celebrates Poetry Month
by William Jackson IT Manager for Readers Theater

The Readers Theater performance with Ari Turner, Tangela Floyd
and William Jackson was performed at the Mandarin Public Library
in Jacksonville, Florida.

Infused with Spoke Word, Poetry, Sonnets, Odes and other poetic verse the performance,
one of many in Jacksonville, showed the “Unlimited Possibilities in Poetry” as the title of
the performance explains the dynamic adaptability of how words can be used to tell
a story, share emotions, thoughts and promoting intellectualism.

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty
and there is strength.” Maya Angelou
Readers Theater provides a passionate performance for various genres of poetry including
lyrical, narrative, dramatic, and spoken word poetry. The cast of Readers Theater celebrates
the literature of poetry past and present, bringing history, emotion and inspiration of poetry
to life. Directed by Tangela Floyd and Emanuel Washington, there will be performances
held each month in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding communities.

“Poetry is the doorway opening to a portal of possibility.” Beyond Literacy Link, 2014
The empowerment of Readers Theater is from its Mission to address literacy empowerment
in urban communities and schools. RT works to bridge communities through the personal
writings of notable literary icons in our nation’s history from all walks of life, gender and
cultures.

The cast of professional readers, poets, bloggers, and spoken word artists brings words
to life. Each production is accompanied by a multimedia presentation utilizing visual and
musical backdrops. Readers Theater is a Young Minds Building Success Charities, Inc
(YMBSC) production.
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.
We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”
Wilma Rudolph

Contact for performance information:
(904) 635 6167

Additional performances will be available:
Stetson Kennedy Legacy: Slave Narratives and Folklore:
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 3:30pm
World Gold Village
500 South Legacy Trail
St. Augustine, Florida 32092

River Speaks:
Literature Inspired by the St. Johns River
Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1pm
Main Branch Library
303 North Liberty Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Celebrating Women’s History Month March 2015

Stetson Kennedy
Stetson
Stetson Kennedy – writer, poet, community activist,
supporter of the arts, educator, and much more.

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