Joy Jones

Jayla Jumps In: Community and Double Dutch

Saturday, November 14th 12:15 p.m. via YouTube

About the Event

Join author Joy Jones as she talks about her latest book, Jayla Jumps In, and teaches the importance of group sports and collaboration. Students will be given the opportunity to learn new Double Dutch moves and try fun activities that test their creativity—from creating a club banner to making a new jumping chant. Jones is also a trainer, performance poet, and playwright. She conducts workshops for adults and children centered around creative writing and public speaking. 

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Joy Jones

About Joy Jones

Joy Jones has taught creative writing and public speaking to middle school students and coached poetry slam teams. Her book Tambourine Moon was chosen in 2000 as a Kid’s Pick of the Lists by the American Booksellers Association, selected as one of the best books for children by the black caucus of the ALA, and seen on Fox TV’s hit show The Bernie Mac Show. She is also the author of Fearless Public Speaking. Joy is the director of The Spoken Word, a performance poetry ensemble, and founder of D.C. Retro Jumpers, an all-ages double Dutch group. She lives in Washington, DC.

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