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Poetry for All 2012 | May 13 – May 17, 2012

Whether your passion is writing poems for little ones or a more mature audience, our goal is to bring together poets to play with words and sounds. Polish your poetry skills by discussing, writing, revising, and working on the craft of poetry. This workshop offers plenty of interaction, direction, and creative writing time. We’ll focus on the essential elements of poetry and the importance of word choice, with plenty of writing exercises, followed by group and editor evaluations. As a group, we’ll explore poetry from morning till night. We’ll examine the use of poetry in children’s books, including collections of poems and picture-book stories written in verse. Our days will include exercises, brainstorming, optional nature walks, journaling, quiet writing, shared writing, read-alouds, and group discussions.

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