Poetry Extravaganza

Over four weeks, students will gather and explore dozens (or even hundreds) of words, lines, and phrases in new and unusual ways to create surprising poems. No experience with writing poetry is needed, just a willingness to leap into imagination to try new forms and work with beautiful and sometimes strange ideas. Over the four one-hour weekly sessions, students will create a supportive and fun writing community, write at least three drafts of poems or short prose pieces per session, and create a mini-portfolio. The final session will include a showcase for families and friends where students can present their favorite pieces.