Creative writing for children

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(…)

Summer’s Almost Gone…

Summer’s Almost Gone…

It doesn’t feel like the end of summer—it’s 80F outside and I have to keep moving desks at UNH library to avoid frying in the sun—but it’s September, and just in the last couple of days our neighbor’s tree has got the message and developed a core of red, while my neighbor himself spent Saturday cutting(…)

Children’s Creative Writing summer camps at Rollinsford Library

Children’s Creative Writing summer camps at Rollinsford Library

July 13-17: Ages 14 and up. July 20-24: Ages 10-13. 9.30 – 12.30 daily $150/week for first student; $140 for siblings A while ago, I was talking to Sarah, the very nice Director of the very nice library at Rollinsford, NH. We talked creative writing – I’m doing an MFA, she has one already –(…)

Teaching the teachers at St Swithun’s

Teaching the teachers at St Swithun’s

As I’ve said before, one of the most pleasant things about being a couple of years on from my early Hampshire Poet days, is starting to build relationships with certain schools and do repeat visits. In September 2012, Alison Oliver, Head of English at St Swithun”s School in Winchester, invited me to teach an advanced(…)