For the twelfth day of Wordcraftmas, WITS Coordinator and Eugene Poetry Slam maven, Jorah LaFleur shares on using the five senses in your writing with short timed activities. We hope it inspires you!
About Jorah LaFleur: Jorah is a writer/performer who performs on stage as a spoken word poet, actor, emcee, ceremonial officiant, and workshop facilitator. She has been hosting the Eugene Poetry Slam at Tsunami Books for the last ten years. Jorah believes that spoken word poetry can be an inestimably powerful tool for young people as they explore their burgeoning identities and linguistic skills. Jorah obtained her B.A. from the Evergreen State College in Olympia WA, where she worked for several years with a non-profit organization that serves incarcerated youth.  She also worked as a paraeducator at Avanti Alternative High School in Olympia, before returning to Oregon in 2006. After re-establishing an artistic presence in Eugene, Jorah has continued to give school workshops and performances. For more on the Eugene Poetry Slam, check out their website   and Facebook page