Poet Billy Lamont Visits CHSD for Workshop

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Calhoun High School and Merrick Avenue Middle School welcomed performance poet Billy Lamont.

Lamont facilitated two poetry-writing workshops with high school and middle school creative writing students. 

Lamont, who has conducted similar workshops for students elsewhere in Nassau County, shared some of the poetry he has written through the years, discussed his creative process, and led students through various creative writing prompts. 

“The workshop, which was funded by a BMCHSD Mini Grant awarded to the English Department, concluded with a performance poetry showcase where student participants had an opportunity to share some of their own creative work,” said English chairperson Adeline Atkins.