“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.
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.