Jane Ellen Ibur, CAT Institute Lead Faculty, is a poet, writer, teacher, consultant and community artist with twenty years of experience teaching creative writing and literacy through creative writing in jails, housing projects, homeless shelters, schools, art museums, and other community settings. In this video clip, she reads poetry she wrote over the course of the Crossroads Convening, at its closing ceremony.

The Community Arts Training Institute (CAT) and the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) hosted the inaugural “At the Crossroads: A Community Arts & Development Convening” from March 25 – 27, 2010 in St. Louis.
Over 150 practitioners and their partners in arts based community development programs and collaborations convened for hands-on workshops, panels, presentations and provocative thinking. For more information, visit crossroadsconvening.com/ .

At the Crossroads was funded by a grant from The Nathan Cummings Foundation and with support from the Whitaker Foundation, National City-Now part of PNC, and Incarnate Word Foundation.

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