Workshops

Kim’s Facilitating Bio:  (**This is not Kim’s poetry bio**)

Kim B Miller uses her words to connect people to their strength. She makes empowerment touchable so you can obtain it. 

Kim is a facilitator. She creates and develops her own training material. Her interactive workshops are fun and informative. She recently facilitated a workshop for University of California, Berkeley.

Kim also presented an educational session at the Empowering Excellence: STEM, Advocacy, Leadership & Wellness Conferences. The Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) is the group that planned that event. EOA is made up of TRIO and educational opportunity programs from across ten states in the Midwest, however; colleges and universities attended this event from all across the country including: NJ, KY, TN, TX, OH, MI, IL, IN, MN, and WI.     

Kim facilitated classes throughout her professional career at Verizon and other telecommunications companies.

Kim is a poetry facilitator and cofacilitator (in person classes) at a correctional facility. The program was changed to mail in lessons during Covid, but recently in 2022, in person classes resumed.  

Kim currently facilitates parenting classes for Prince William County and she was a substitute teacher.

Kim has a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology in Business Administration. 

In 2017 she received her AAS in Information Technology at NVCC.

 

 

Teaching Artist

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F.I.S.T. stands for: Fighting Injustice Standing Together.

Kim has been facilitating classes since 2017. 

This beautiful program was started by Diabolically Haitian. Kim was invited to facilitate and co-facilitate some classes in poetry and theater. 

She facilitated in person poetry classes in a women’s prison. The women performed in several showcases (at the prison) in front of guards, inmates and/or the warden and outside guests. Due to COVID all classes are now done via mail but starting in March 2022 in person classes resumed.

Kim also facilitated theater classes in person and via mail. 

These were/are not just poetry or theater classes. They were confidence builders and skill expanders. They helped women learn how to write their pain and to let their “ink” speak when they couldn’t. Theater allowed them to understand the ingredients needed to make a story more realistic.  They previously wrote and  performed a play at the prison.  

 

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DC Scores: Poetry Specialist 2016-

Kim mentors and instructs elementary, middle school and/or high school students on writing poetry and how to reach out to their audience fully while performing poetry before their competition in their regional slam.   

This position is not continuous. The duration varies, but it is normally several weeks each year (except in 2020 due to COVID).

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Day Eight: Teaching Artist 2019- 

Kim mentors and instructs students on writing their poetry with imagery and presenting their poetry or monologue in an effective way, to reach their audience.  

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DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities: Teaching Artist 2021-  

Kim mentors and instructs high school students on presenting their poetry or how to reach out to their audience fully while performing poetry before they compete.

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Writing to Wellness 2021-

All of these TM classes were created by the visionary: C. Thomas. 

Kim is the teaching artist who facilitates this workshop every month (every second Monday). The monthly classes are open to everyone. Click the picture for more information. 

 

Writing To Wellness for Women:  This class was created by C. Thomas. Every quarter Kim facilitates a class for women on writing about subjects that directly effect women. 

 

Previous Writing To Wellness classes:

 

Online, Sept, 9, 2021                                                         

  

Online, Jan. 13, 2022                                                      

   

 

 

 

In person at Prince George Community College, Feb. 16, 2022

 

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Kim facilitates several workshops. Here are some of her most popular workshops:  

 

Imposter Syndrome/Radical Self Care 

This bold, collaborative workshop takes a realistic look at how attendees side step their greatness and misjudge their accomplishments and label themselves “imposters”.

Participants will receive a clear definition of what incremental accomplishments are and how overlooking them can be detrimental to progress. Attendees will receive specific strategies to avoid mislabeling their accomplishments so they can really decipher their growth. Lastly, through a series of exercises, participants will proudly acknowledge, list and explore their individual strengths and embrace them. 

This workshop has two brief presentations. We will have discussions and activities after each presentation.  

 

Hope On Purpose

Some people have some “lemons” in their life. Some were thrown and others were hand-picked. What now? Just because someone didn’t believe in you or you stopped believing in yourself that does not mean it is a permanent condition. What if those lemons were meant to inspire you or make you see things from a new perspective? Hope is an “inner well” that only the recipient can access.

This interactive workshop gives participants tools to decode some potential blocks in their path. It also looks at how our perception has made our reality tainted. Everyone will determine precise strategies. The ultimate goal is for all to embrace their strengths and realize their biggest competition is not someone else.

“Lemons” are only sour until you add a little sugar. The sweetener is resilience. Make lemons powerless.

This workshop has three brief presentations, including poetry. We will have discussions and activities after each presentation.

 

Girls/Women Are Diamonds

The sparkle of a confident girl or woman is undeniable. Sometimes they need help seeing their own brilliance and power. This empowerment workshop is that help. Here they will be given concreate examples of how to hon in on their power. They will learn tools to stop over critiquing their efforts and determine ways to find their purpose.  They will design an individual  empowerment plan, not a generic one for all plan.  This workshop has two brief presentations. Participants will have discussions and activities after each presentation.

Remember just because you don’t see your light, that doesn’t mean you are not one.     

 

Haiku: 17 Syllables of Power

This fun workshop dives deep into haiku (traditional) and senryu (nontraditional haiku), Japanese poems. It shows how fun poetry can be.

Participants learn the origin of haiku/senryu and how to format them.  

There is one presentation and then everyone will write and recite their haiku/senryu.

Tips on how to add to haiku/senryu, if they’re too short, are also provided. We branch out into different themes for haiku/senryu. This is a great class to learn this poetic artform.

 

Imagery: Make Your Words Sing  

This interactive workshop will illustrate how to paint a picture with words. Kim demonstrates how to incorporate more imagery into writing. Whether participants write poetry, short stories or novels,  imagery is essential. Attendees will learn techniques that will have them writing with more depth.

During her presentation Kim goes straight into strategies that help words come to life.

 

Boldly Present Your Words

This collaborative workshop is for any poet, spoken word poet, monologue performer or public speaker who would like information on how to present their words better.

Bring and read a few of your poems, speeches  or monologues  and Kim will discuss nuisances to make your presentation better.

Emphasizing, elongating and breaking down words into syllables can be effective if used properly.  Kim will share a technique she uses when she is (literally) reading a presentation that has been very helpful. The ability to connect to the audience when you read from a book, paper or phone is still possible.  Engaging with the listeners and not losing your place in what is being presented is important.

 

Young Hands Have Poetic Strength

This fun, interactive class has 2 short presentations and several activities.  The beauty of “young hands” is their ability to be willing to try new things. They are natural explorers.  This workshop allows them to explore poetry. It also dives deep into haiku and senryu (nontraditional haiku), Japanese poems. It shows how fun poetry can be. 

There are several variations of this workshop that include:

  1. A segment called “Stump the Poet”: where students try to give Kim difficult words to make a single poem with on the spot.
  2. Expression: Find several new, creative ways to say “old things”. Attendees expand their descriptions and explore how to describe things more vividly.  
  3. Q & A (Question and Answer) session…. They can ask Kim questions.
  4. Pick a haiku subject: Attendees pick the subject of the haiku that Kim performs, if she has one written.  
  5. Critique and pointers: Kim listens to performers and gives them advice on performing better.

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Podcast: Imagery

Click the picture.

Podcast: Branding 

Podcast: Stay at Home Mom? Yeah Right!
Parenting & “Poeting”  

Click the word Mom. 

Past Classes:


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Motivational/Mentoring

 

 

 

Date : Nov 2022

Topic: Imposter Syndrome/Radical Self Care

Workshop location: Lincolnshire, Illinois 

Group: Collège Students

 

 

Date : Oct 2022

Mentoring Topic: Your Biggest Competition is You

Workshop: Writing a hyperbole poem

Group: Girls under 18

 

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Date : March 2021

Topic: Conquering Your Accomplishments for Radical Self Care 

Host: University of California Berkeley

Location: Online

Kim facilitated a workshop: University of California, Berkeley 36th Empowering Womxn of Color Conference.

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Date : November 2019

Topic: You Can Succeed  

Where: Private event, VA

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Date:  June 2018

Topic: Fear

Host: The Art of Friendship

Location: Paul Mitchell the School Woodbridge

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Date: June 2016

Topic: Women Are Art

Where: Online

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Date:  July 2016

Topic: Changing Your Vision

Where: Online

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Poetry/Other Workshops 

 

 

 

Indie Authors

When: Nov 2022: Rappahannock Writers’ Conference 2022: Grow

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Self Publishing Class

When: Sept. 2021 (online)

Adult class

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Writing Haiku & Making Sound Bits

When: July. 2021 (online)

DAY Eight: DC High School Camp

Grade: High School

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Boldly Present Your Words

When: March 2021 (online)

School: Bard High School Early College

Grade: High School

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Young Hands Have Poetic Strength

When: Dec. 2020 (online)

School: Manassas Park City School

Grade: 6th

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Young Hands Have Poetic Strength

When: Dec. 2020 (online)

For: DC Public Character School

Grade: 6th & 7th

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Young Hands Have Poetic Strength

When: Feb 2021 (online)

For: DC Public School

Grade: Middle School

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Young Hands Have Poetic Strength

When: March 2021 (online)

For: DC Public School

Grade: 10th

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Haiku Class

Date: Mar  2021

Where: Online

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Haiku Class

Date: Aug  2020

Where: Online

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Haiku Class

Date: March 2020

Where: Online

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Self Publishing Class

Date: March 2020

Where: Online

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Branding Class

This seminar was about establishing, building and expanding your brand.

Date: Feb  2020

Where: Richmond, VA

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Poetry Class

Nov 2019

Where: DC Scores in DC, (several schools)

Closed Class for DC School Students  

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Branding Class

This seminar was about building hope, health and your brand.

Date: Apr  2019

Where: A private event in MD 

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Haiku Class

Date: Nov  2018

Where: DC Public Library

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Poetry Class

Date: June 2018

Where: DC SCORES Summer Camp at a school in DC.

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Job Interview Skills Class

Date: June 2018

Where: A nonprofit company in DC that works with homeless youth.

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Haiku Class

Date: Nov 2017

Where: Young Author’s Book Project at SEED/DC public charter school.

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Haiku Class

Date: Aug 2017

Where: Denver, Colorado Public  Library (National Poetry Slam Event)  2017

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Poetry Class

Feb 2017

Where: DC Scores in DC, (several schools)

Closed Class for DC School Students

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Self Publishing Class

March 2017

Where: Culture Coffee: DC

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Self Publishing Class

May 2016

Where: Culture Coffee: DC

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Parenting

 

 

 

 

Juvenile Justice Parenting Program 

Date Jan 2021- 

This 3 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

 

When Families Get Angry

Date Jan 2021- 

This 3 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

 

Parenting Teens

Feb 2020-March 2020

This 7 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

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Parenting Teens

Date Oct- Dec 2018

This 7 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

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Parenting School Age

July 2018-Aug 2018

This 7 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

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Parenting School Age

Sept – Nov 2017

This 7 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

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Parenting School Age

June – Aug 2017

This 7 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

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Parenting School Age

April – May 2016

This 7 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.