Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young people going on a journey about our lives in Carteret County, North Carolina. We documented our process, and today we’re hosting Eastern North Carolina spoken word poet Israel Sorenson. Sorenson will perform and give us tips for our own writing. We’ll also recite and discuss former United States Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s piece ‘Call Us’.
This workshop and podcast is a project of Coastal Youth Media. This series is funded in part by a grant from the Carteret County Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council with additional funding from North Carolina Local News Lab Fund.