Join poets Georgia Heard and Rebecca Kai Dotlich for a two-day writing poetry for children workshop running May 4 through 5. Children’s poetry can be playful and light-hearted, and strives to create a sense of wonder and joy by looking at the world in a unique way. In this small, interactive workshop Georgia and Rebecca will give you the tools and skills you need to write imaginative and joyful poetry for children.
The workshop will be a combination of craft talks, writing prompts, and looking at a variety of poems written for children. Each day you’ll spend time writing new poems, and will be given tools and tips for seeing your poems with fresh eyes. This workshop will give you a blueprint for writing poems for the young by using images, observation, word choice and imagination to fine-tune your work. You will all be invited to read your work to our group and receive impromptu feedback from Georgia and Rebecca.
This workshop is perfect for both beginner and more advanced poets and even those who are curious and eager to learn how to get started in writing poetry for the young. Teachers who might want to introduce and write more poetry with your students will gain insights on where to begin.
This event made possible through Poets House’s Literary Partners Program.