Storytellers: Caleb Rainey

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Storytellers: Caleb Rainey

June 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


We are walking stories, a combination of our experiences, our family history, and the people around us. Being able to capture those small, specific moments and details is what often distinguishes a good story from a great one. In this workshop designed for 9th-12th graders, we will practice using a series of poetic vignettes to create an overarching story about identity and heritage. We craft our stories with the pieces we have.

About the Instructor

Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey is an Iowa-based spoken word poet that has performed in multiple cities in over half a dozen states, including Chicago and New York City. He was named 2020’s Best Poet/Spoken Word Performer in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City; and he’s the winner of the Des Moines Poetry Slam, the Iowa City Poetry Slam, and finalist for the UNESCO City of Literature Global Slam – Iowa City. Caleb is the author of two books, LOOK, BLACK BOY, and HEART NOTES along with publications in BEST EMERGING WRITERS IN IOWA 2019, the LITTLE VILLAGE, and BLACK ART; REAL STORIES.


June 12, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Englert Theatre
221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240
IOWA CITY, IA 52240 United States
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