Hope Anita Smith memorably communicates to audiences her rich journey as a writer. A storyteller, photographer, singer, artist, and an educator as well, Hope will be facilitating a "wordshop" for adults with aspirations of becoming writers. In this wordshop, Hope encourages participants to find their voice using a variety of media; e.g, paint chips, random words, found objects, and magazine pictures.
Hope also uses this wordshop program to teach participants bookmaking and how to create personalized journals to house their creations. This unique writing workshop will be held on the second floor of the Community Room at the West L.A. Regional Branch (11360 Santa Monica Blvd. on the corner of Purdue), Friday, July 12, 2013, starting at 2:00 PM to 4 PM. Public parking is available across the street from the library -- located also on Purdue.
Reservations are recommended since seating is limited to the first 25 people. Accommodation under the ADA available upon request. For more information contact Adult Librarian, Alicia Randolph at (310) 575-8323.
Ms. Hope Anita Smith’s first book, The Way A Door Closes has won several awards including the Coretta Scott King/ John Steptoe New Talent Award, the Judy Lopez award from the Women's National Book Association, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Honor, the Claudia Lewis Award from Bank Street College and it was chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year 2004 by the School Library Journal followed by her second and third books, Keeping The Night Watch in 2008, and Mother Poems in 2009.