Jamila and Jasmine ran a workshop for Elzinga’s class that helped students write poems about their names. A second workshop, open to the entire Lakeland College community, was held in the 1862 Lounge following Elzinga’s class. The following night, three Lakeland students performed at a community open mic event at Paradigm Coffee House in Sheboygan. Ben Wilks, Brandon Brown and Maurice Adams all read poems that they wrote.
The Young Chicago Authors have been in Sheboygan since May as part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Connecting Communities residency program, and they have hosted several workshops and open mic events throughout the community. The project concludes Nov. 18-20 with three performances at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.