Creative Writing for Children and Schools

New! Creative writing summer camp at York County Community College

New! Creative writing summer camp at York County Community College

An Opportunity For Students Aged 12-15 York County Community College, in Wells, ME, has been offering what they call College for Kids in the summers for a few years now. This summer they’re adding a new section for students in the 12-15 range. One of the offerings will be a week of Creative Writing, July(…)

Literacy Through Poetry: a 2-week second grade residency

Literacy Through Poetry: a 2-week second grade residency

This week I finished the biggest project I’ve yet worked on as a teaching artist: teaching poetry to 80 second-graders at Central School in South Berwick, ME. The residency spanned 11 days of teaching, plus an evening Showcase event, from the end of March to the middle of April. The aims were two-fold. First, to(…)

Poetry Residency at Wells Junior High School

Poetry Residency at Wells Junior High School

I recently finished leading a 12-class poetry residency for the Telling Room at the Junior High School in Wells, ME. I can’t show you any pictures of the students themselves, because of protection rules, so the image is a teaser from the cover the chapbook that their poems will appear in. It has to do(…)

Poetry is Essential: presenting at the 2016 NH Arts Education Conference

Poetry is Essential: presenting at the 2016 NH Arts Education Conference

Just time for a micro-post before my working week ends…. I found out this week that my proposal to run a workshop at the New Hampshire 2016 Statewide Arts Education Partnership Conference was accepted. As a new member of the NH Artists in Education Roster, I was given the chance to pitch an idea for a session. The(…)

Helping seniors with College Essays

I wish I had more time for blogging, but I don’t. I’ve been busy since May and done many things that I’ve wanted to write about. But the pressure of work, now I’m no longer a full-time student on my MFA at UNH, has been too great for the longish posts I’ve always written. With(…)