TO YOU, FROM ME, is a comprehensive look at C. A. Webb's activities within the Arts. It provides information to keep others abreast of events that C. A. Webb is participating in, as well as new projects. You may contact Webb at (601) 896.5616.
Newsletter Dated: 3/5/2007 6:44:02 AM
Subject: Mississippi Elementary students as well as teens share literary message during National Poetry Month
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mississippi Elementary students as well as teens share literary message during National Poetry Month
Contact: Ms. Althea Johnson, Principal
Ms. Lorenda Cheeks, Asst. Principal/21st Century Coordinator
Lake Elementary School
Ms. Debra Gilbert, Librarian
Richard Wright Library
Mississippi artist/author/poet C. A. Webb has been busy sharing the importance of the written and spoken word for over 10 years, however, since November 2006 he has spent more time tailoring his message to the youth. Webb, 31, began the Conversations Book Club as a motivation to get young adults to read authors that wrote work they could relate to as well as to encourage readers to get to know the authors they read. As part of his campaign he has been using the same message in his speeches to schools as well as to regular groups that he is in contact with.
During the month of April 2007 (National Poetry Month), Webb will be teaching elementary students as well as teenagers to use their lives to write poetry that makes a difference.
Every Wednesday from 3:30-5:30p.m. in April, beginning with Wednesday, April 4, 2007 he will be volunteering with grades 1-5 at Lake Elementary School, helping them write their own poetry. This will be split with the first and second graders meeting 3:30-4:20p.m. and the third through fifth graders meeting 4:30-5:30p.m. This will conclude on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 when all the students will host their own poetry reading, featuring their work.
Also doing the month of April, Webb will be using his regular hour at Richard Wright Library known as TEEN TIME to write poetry that also reflects their lives. These students will then be compiling the poetry they write during the month into a poetry book that Webb will edit and help them to market. This will take place every Friday in April 2007 at 4p.m.
Both events are free and the public is welcome to attend the sessions, however, the media should contact the representatives listed above.
Webb, who was honored at Pearl High School and Hinds Community College (Utica Campus) in February 2007, has also been busy with his own work. His spoken word cd, MY CONTROVERSY, will be released on Saturday, April 14th at Real Roots Bar and Grill in Pickens, MS. His special guest for the release is Def Poetry Jam poet C-Bone Jones. For details visit www.thebestbookclub.info and www.cawebb.com.