Win a Tablet Computer by Learning How Lil Wayne and H.G. Wells Write

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Win a Tablet Computer by Learning How Lil Wayne and H.G. Wells Write

Three-Afternoon Workshop Teaches Literary Criticism Through Hip-Hop

Think that Lil Wayne, Iggy Azalea and H.G. Wells don’t have anything in common?  Think again.

All three writers use tools called literary devices.  When a reader understands those devices, they can recognize and recreate them. Next week, teens at the Petworth Library will learn them at a three-afternoon workshop called Words Liive.  The teen who does the best over the three-afternoon workshop will win a Samsung tablet computer.
Words Liive uses hip-hop music to help teens understand the typical structures used by fiction writers. Students will annotate [add critical or explanatory notes] to song lyrics and then apply those structures to classic literature. In addition, students will write and record their own compositions. 
Sage Salvo invented the Words Liive method.  The curriculum has been used in middle and high schools with students reading, annotating, and producing literature like the writers they study. By expanding literary analysis to a full-sensory experience learning method, Sage is helping make language come alive for students.
Sage Salvo holds a BS and BSBA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at Howard University.

The workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Petworth Library and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C.

Teens can earn the “Express Yourself” or the “Digital DIY” Summer Reading badges for attending a workshop.  Teens can earn both badges by attending all three afternoons. To learn more about the event, click here