Poetry in Miniature Outside

Poems are like miniature worlds, inviting us to think about the familiar in a new way. This workshop meets safely in-person, outdoors in the schoolyard of 187, from there we go to Ft. Tryon Park together for a poetry adventure. Our young poets will use scavenger hunts and hands-on building activities to create avatars and dioramas out of natural objects that spark imagination and inspire poetry about whatever we want. Using poetry to imagine the fantastic out of the ordinary, we will make new sense out of the old chaos that confronts us every day. *Please note this workshop meets in person, and before it begins on 4/23, guardians will be asked to fill out additional paperwork related to COVID-19 protocols. 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

Fridays, 3:30PM-5:30PM

DATES

4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25

READING DAY
    AND TIME

TBA

AGES

8-15

TEACHER

Jane LeCroy

CLASS SIZE

14

HOMEWORK

None

LOCATION

PS187 Schoolyard, Fort Tryon