ArtVenture: Memories of Home—Poetry & Performance Workshop Series with Carlynn Newhouse


  • APRIL 20: Register by this date to receive your workshop kit by mail
  • MAY 2 1:00-2:30 PM PDT PART 1: Writing workshop
  • MAY 9 1:00-2:30 PM PDT PART 2: Performance workshop

How can poetry draw out connections between memory and home? How do we bring those memories to life? Join the Henry and LANGSTON as we welcome poet Carlynn Newhouse in a two-part, online workshop series inspired by Gary Simmons: The Engine Room, currently on view at the Henry. Utilizing poetry and performance as  tools for memory exploration, storytelling, and self expression, Newhouse will guide participants in defining home for themselves and exploring their memories of this complex concept that is so close to heart. 

Appropriate for ages 12 and up; all levels are welcome. Space is limited, please register as soon as possible but no later than April 20 to receive your free workshop kit. Please reserve one ticket per participant and ensure that you are available to attend both sessions. Email us at if your plans change or with any questions. 


Carlynn Newhouse is a poet, educator, emcee, and performer. She is an Adobe Creativity Scholar attending Howard University, a National YoungArts Finalist, and ranked 4th in the 2020 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Her work has been featured on platforms such as Button Poetry, The Seattle Globalist, the Kennedy Center, and more. Her deep love for poetry and arts education is only matched by her commitment to social justice, youth empowerment, as well as personal and collective healing. Newhouse believes poetry is a form of activism and a tool for raising awareness in hopes of making the world a safer space. 

Gary Simmons: The Engine Room programs are co-organized by the Henry and LANGSTON, an arts & culture organization that guides generative programs and community partnerships that center Black art, artists, and audiences and honors the ongoing legacy of Seattle’s Black Central Area.

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