South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

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Vera Gomez

SCAD ID - #159

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Vera Gómez is a firm believer in the power of words. She is a workshop facilitator, performance poet, and a teaching poet. She has been a teaching artist with Greenville’s SmartArt’s program for more than 15 years. Vera uses creative writing and poetry to team with teachers to make curriculum exciting in the classroom. Subject areas of focus include Science, Social Studies, Art, History, Spanish and English.Vera has a poetry collection, Barrio Voices, and her work has appeared in ARCHIVE; State of the Heart: Carolina Writers on the Places They Love, Volume II; Ties that Bind; Quintet; Kakalak and Emrys Journal. She supports collaborative work and hosted a Chautauqua Greenville talk on Caesar Chavez (May 2017); Improv Poetry at Read Up, Greenville (October 2017); lead a panel, Voces Nuevas: Raising Latinx Voices in South Carolina, at the Deckle Edge Festival (March 2019) and Visible Voices with the Greenville County Museum of Art (August 2019).

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