january, 2020

11jan10:00 am12:00 pmRe-Collect: Exploring the intersection between grief and creativity


Event Details

Walt Disney once said “ That’s what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.”

When we go through grief, it is often that it becomes difficult to humanize the hurt. When we go back to collect what was seemingly lost, we find ourselves reaching into a fog. In our retrieval, little pieces are given back to us in the form of quotes, energies, symbols, songs and so much more. The tendency is to lean into what feels real. Mortality, however, challenges humans constantly to re-think the stark ultimate nature of its self. Join National Poetry Slam Champion and emeritus Poet Laureate of the city of Aurora Jovan Mays in this highly generative and investigative workshop  where we will work to…



Retrieve &



again and again.




Jovan Mays is the emeritus Poet Laureate of Aurora, Colorado, a National Poetry Slam Champion, and the Youth Voice Coordinator of Aurora Public Schools. Mays has worked with over one million students through poetry outreach in his program, Your Writing Counts. He is the author of 3 books: Pride, The Great Box Escape, and This Is Your Song, and has been published by The Pilgrimage, Button Poetry, and Write About Now. He graduated from Chadron State College with a degree in Secondary History Education. He is accompanied by Tyson Bennett, Jesse Hunter, and Chadzila of Von Disco.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm