The Nature of Poetry

In The Nature of Poetry, young poets will observe and record nature, finding the poetry in the world around us. In addition to reading and writing poetry, they explore, discover, and create pocket-pals, fairy dwellings, drawings of natural objects, and use all their senses to connect with nature through artistic expression and imagination. A week of local field trips in Washington Heights with a poetry focus will yield artful journals filled with creative experiments from which poems, and their minds, will grow.

Parents, please be sure to pack lunch, a water bottle, sunscreen and a hat for your child each day!

*Please note, masks will not be required for this class. Guardians will be required to fill out additional paperwork related to COVID-19 protocols before their student can attend class. Thank you!

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Instructor
Jane LeCroy

Jane LeCroy is a poet, performance artist and educator who fronts the band The Icebergs and was a part of Sister Spit, the famed west coast women’s poetry troupe. Since 1997 Jane has been publishing student work and teaching writing, literature and performance to all ages through artist-in-the-schools organizations such as Teachers & Writers Collaborative and DreamYard, and as adjunct faculty at the university level. Her poetry book, Names was published by Booklyn as part of the award winning ABC chapbook series, purchased by the Library of Congress along with her braid!  Signature Play, her multimedia book from Three Rooms Press, features a poem that was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. (she/her/hers)

DAY AND TIME

Starts 8/15, M-F, 10AM-2PM

DATES

8/15, 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19

READING DAY
    AND TIME

8/19, time TBD

AGES

8-11

TEACHER

Jane LeCroy

CLASS SIZE

14

HOMEWORK

Optional

LOCATION

Cornerstone Community Center (178 Bennett Ave @189th St), Washington Heights/Inwood