Moving Words Workshop – Threads Dance Nexus - November 18

Join Threads Dance Project’s Karen Charles and acclaimed poet Chavonn Williams Shen for Moving Words, a 90-minute workshop that blends the magic of movement and poetry.

Experience a dynamic session starting with a simple movement warm-up, followed by an introductory poetry writing workshop, and concluding with participants crafting their own poetic dance creations. Guided to integrate their writing into a literary-inspired dance, participants will gain a newfound appreciation for the synergy between poetry and dance. No prior dance or poetry-writing experience is necessary.

Friday, November 18

About Karen
Karen (she/her) is the founder and artistic/executive director of Threads Dance Project and the visionary of the Moving Words workshop. Read more about Karen at

About Chavonn
Chavonn Williams Shen (she/they) is a 2022 McKnight Writing fellow and was a first runner-up for The Los Angeles Review Flash Fiction Contest. She was also a Best of the Net Award finalist, a Pushcart Prize nominee, a winner of the Loft Literary Center’s Mentor Series and a fellow with the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. Learn more about Chavonn here

This workshop is offered in conjunction with Threads Dance Project’s fall season performances of Let America Be America, an exquisite, collaborative work that seamlessly integrates movement, spoken word, and original music. Be inspired by the artistry of Langston Hughes’ famous poem and discover the transformative power of words and dance.

Location Info

Threads Dance Nexus
2213 Snelling Ave Suite #100
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Contact Info

Angela Ericson