Pathways of Preparation – Entering the Wonderful World of Words The “New” McCree Theatre
Poet Laureate, Semaj Brown transforms her original writing, “Mother’s Raspberry Lessons,” into a 5 part allegory that teaches discernment and determination. Ms. Brown adds thought provoking questions, and valuable Points of Preparation to guide future elementary, middle, and high school students in a career that involves writing. The introduction is signature, Semaj Brown combining art and science, a STEAM workshop playground, presenting lessons on plant and tree development, and human maturation. Utilizing a bit of comedy to what could otherwise be a mundane subject, Semaj compares beans with beings, tree roots with historical roots, and suggests that the diversity of curved, straight and wide canopy growth patterns of trees, reflect how people too, ascend and succeed differently on varying Pathways of Preparation.