2012: Poetry for All< Return to Workshops May 13 – May 17, 2012
Eileen is an award-winning author and poet whose work includes the 1991 Christopher Award winner, Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Eileen has published over 30 books for children. Some of her recent titles include The Dancing Pancake, Do You Have A Cat, The Best Story, Miss Fox’s Class Earns a Field Trip, and How To Clean Your Room.
Rebecca is an accomplished children’s poet who has published numerous children’s poetry and picture books, including Over in the Pink House: New Jump Rope Rhymes; Lemonade Sun: And Other Summer Poems…
David’s first book for children, The Boy with a Drum, was released in 1969 and eventually sold more than two million copies. In 1972, David won national recognition when he received the Christopher Award for The Book of Giant Stories. Since then David has published seventy-seven original titles that have sold more than fifteen million copies and earned numerous honors.
Melanie is an artist, illustrator, and graduate-level teacher whose award-winning illustrations and children’s books have been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York. She has illustrated more than twenty-seven books, and among her many honors are the Parents’ Choice Award and the Sydney Taylor Notable Book Award.
Director of Creative Writing and Professor of English at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox has published Perpendicular As I (Sandstone Book Award); Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (WordTech Editions); Weeknights at the Cathedral (Yellowglen Prize); When the Wood Clacks Out Your Name: Baseball Poems (Redgreene Press); six chapter books, and over
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.
Event Cost: $1,095