Few Poets and Writers artists have connected with the depth that Nina BelÉ n Robins has.
She made us see the everyday in a fresh way and took on edgy topics that had deep personal meaning for all. There was much laughter and many touching moments. She left the stage with students wanting more poetry and being inspired to write their own.
— Christine Timm, PH.D. Professor of English and Producer, Poets and Writers
The opportunity for students to share their struggles, offer encouragement that anyone can survive, and show that poetry can heal.
Validation that it is possible to turn struggles into beauty and push through.
Stimulating interactive dramatic one to two hour performance workshops which include poetry readings, Q&A, and writing prompts.
The promise to listen without judgement.
PAST WORKSHOP EVENTS
Westchester Community College (Annually 2012 - Present)
From the students
Ever since this young girl that the professor brought into the class a while back to read to us from her poem book she had written herself I have been inspired to read more, not only poems but books also. I bought her two books and read them both that night; they kept me up the whole night. What I loved about her poems is that she was speaking like no one was listening, therefore she could say whatever she wanted. She didn’t hold anything back.
When Nina, the author who performed at our class came, I learned that sometimes we take the people around us for granted, and this is horrible because we lose the chance to meet someone fascinating.
I never took the time to read a lot. I was especially uninterested in poetry. But then a poet came to our class to share her poems. Her words were very brave and honest and touched me deeply and really gave me that common ground the professor talks about. I could relate to her poems in a way that forever changes the way I think about literature and poetry. She inspired me to read more poetry and even write poetry. I will remember her forever.