Speaker: Lydia F. Theon Ware i
Lydia F. Theon Ware i is a published poet in MUSE, the Riverside City College literary magazine, and a winner of the RCC’s Student of Distinction for Creative Writing Award, 2006. Her latest body of work is entitled “Awe: Love Letters to the Most High,” a praise compilation of poetry and love letters to Jesus, and “17 Letters for Jesus and Me,” a guide book for writing Love Letters to the Lord. Lydia has performed her work at L.A. City College, USC, and at UCLA.
Lydia spoke at 5 Jefferson Transitional Programs Community Education Film Series throughout the IE. She taught poetry to the homeless population with the Riverside Art Museum’s ArtReach Grant. She was a Peer Artist teaching poetry at the Art Works Gallery Recovery Arts Corps. In the summers of 2017-2019, she taught ten-week Intensives called “Cartless” with the Riverside homeless population in partnership with Inlandia Institute, Poets & Writers, and The Path of Life Ministries.
“What was the year 2020 but pain, nothing but pain. But there was poetry, too. How do you write the pain away? How do you make sense of it all? I wanted to write a poem, an acrostic poem for all of the ones who … read more.