Power of Positive Poetry

  Dates & times
  • Sun, 04/14/2024 - 2:00pm
  Category Adults


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On Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 PM, please join Dr. Robert L. Lawson as he discusses the Power of Positive Poetry. 

This discussion and workshop is designed to encourage creativity, originality and experimentation in writers and speakers as well as to show the power and importance of poetic delivery. 

Dr. Lawson will be reciting various authors such as James Weldon Johnson, author of "The Creation", and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, author of "The Psalm of Life". He will also be incorporating some of his original poetry such as Destined for Greatness, Be a Trail Blazer, and other notable selections.

These selections will show the power and importance of poetic delivery through the oral interpretation of poetry and the applicability of its content to the pursuit of life endeavors as well as to help others to develop an even deeper appreciation for the art and exploration of poetry.

After the presentation, Dr. Lawson will be available to entertain questions from the audience and to sell and autograph a number of his original works.

Dr. Lawson is an author and speaker in the field of self-development. He is the author of twelve books and has created numerous courses of study for Ohio University students in Chillicothe and Zanesville, Ohio.

His teaching career began at Gallia Academy High School, and from there he continued to teach English at Marshall University, Shawnee State University, and Georgetown Junior/Senior High School. He has since retired from Chillicothe High School where his focus was in helping juniors and seniors transition from high school to college. He is a 1973 graduate of the University of Rio Grande and a 1978 graduate of Marshall University. He also holds a doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

This event is free and open to all.