Knock Knock Children’s Museum’s
Meet Xero Skidmore!
Baton Rouge native, Xero Skidmore, latched onto language at a young age. His mother exposed him to literature through her love for reading or writing. At age 13, he started writing regularly, and as a young adult began attending poetry readings. Shortly after, he made the team for a national poetry competition and the rest is history. He has served the executive director of Forward Arts for 7 years. His non-profit not only teaches children to love poetry, but fosters life skills and positive youth development. Many of the children he has worked with at Forward Arts have gone on to win international and national poetry competitions.
Xero brings his expertise in poetry to Knock Knock Saturday, April 7th for two Rhythm and Rhymes Workshops for children 6-years-old and older. Children will work with Xero to learn the parts of a story. They will improvise a story with a beginning, middle, and end as they explore the world of poetry and discover the rhythm of words with the help of drumsticks.
Workshops will take place on the Oak View Terrace from 10 AM-11:30 AM and 12 PM-1:30 PM. The workshop is free with the price of admission and requires registration.
April 7th: Xero Skidmore, Rhythm and Rhymes
May 12th and 19th: Shamira Arita, Creative Movement
June 30th & July 1st: Rebecca Emberley, Collage
January: Clay Achee, Puppeteering
February: John Lawson, Mardi Gras Mosaics
March: Therese Knowles, Who’s there? You are… so let’s make a bowl together.
***This program is supported in part by a Decentralized Arts Funding Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in cooperation with the Louisiana Division of Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and Louisiana State Arts Council.***