Family First Presented by Novant Health: You Can Fly: Literary + Spoken Word Workshop

Saturday, February 17, 2018
It’s a family affair! Come out and meet author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Jeffery Boston Weatherford, the mother and son duo who created the award-winning children's book You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen. Carole and Jeffery will also share poems and spoken word relevant to the Black Lives Matter movement.

This month’s program includes two exciting segments for children of all ages — a literary reading + illustrator talk as well as a hip hop/spoken word poetry workshop!


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Literary reading + illustrator talk: Enjoy a reading of poems from the book, You Can Fly, learn about the brave Tuskegee Airmen and engage with the illustrator on the illustration process for a book.

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Spoken word poetry workshop: You Can Fly illustrator, Jeffery Weatherford, will lead a writing workshop where participants will create rap lyrics that uplift the values of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Start Time
11:00 am
End Time
2:00 pm
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