Poetry Writing with Jack Tracey

*NEW TIME* 6-7pm, weekly each Thursday in the KNOWING room.
The bliss Poetry Class is facilitated by Jack Tracey, a wordsmith with a solid background in poetic endeavor including writing and editing, spoken word performance, and a five year stint of service to the Board of Directors of the Poetry Society of South Carolina. This entertaining class, begun in April of 2017, features original writings on thematics, encouragement of wordplay, collaboration poems created in class and development of form, style and vocabulary. All are welcome, especially interested beginners to the genre.
Questions and additional info? – Write to Jack @ charlestonartwalking@gmail.com
Facilitator: Jack Tracey Once a fixture on the Charleston poetry scene for the six years of its hey day, Jack Tracey performed spoken word at many venues – most often at Monday Night Blues (AKA Monday Night Poetry & Music), and infrequently hosted the evening’s offerings as emcee.  This former editor of his collegiate literary magazine, was featured at the 2010 Spoleto Sundown Series to terrific reviews ~ (** ” as likely to be dark as amusing, he is a great reader of thoughtful & articulate poetry that spans many formats, topics, & genres . . .”)  He served on the Board of Directors of The Poetry Society of South Carolina from September ’08 – May ’13.  Mr. Tracey is lightly published, primarily due to his lackadaisical attitude toward submission requirements.  He does have writings displayed here: www. charlestonthemagazine. com. 
Born in the District of Columbia in 1954, Jack spent the better part of his first decade comfortably in a blue collar neighborhood just outside the city, later moving to the softer suburbs to complete elementary school, junior high & high school as a B student, amateur and professional theatrical performer, lead singer in a blue eyed Motown band, eldest brother to four sisters, dutiful son, boy scout, church goer & later, as an almost mediocre varsity athlete.  He was voted Northwood High School’s Most School Spirited Student.
During college in 1974, he regularly taught poetry to 3rd and 4th graders, and renewed that interest when his own children happened along into 3rd and 4th grade at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School about a dozen or so years later. 
Jack has been recognized for excellence and awarded in the fields of radio & television production, for creation of children’s television programming, for outstanding service to under privileged public schools, provision of broadcast public service messaging to a dozen or more charitable organizations, and for unparalleled citizenship on the Isle of Palms.  He coached youth sports for over 20 yearsbaseball, softball & basketball, coaching also an all- star team that won the state basketball championship for girls ages 13-14 in 1994.