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Love Poems For the Rest of Us!

Oh, the love poem! So often love is taught to us as something external that we find in a “partner”, and if we do all the right things, we will be happy. Media often shows us romantic love, mostly between thin, able-bodied men and women who are conventionally attractive. But what about love for the rest of us? In this class, we will write unconventional love poems to, from, and for the rest of us, starting with the most important person we need to love­­­­­­ – ourselves – hopefully bringing us closer to the meaning of love as we define it.

Instructor: Meredith Arena

Grade: 9-12

Location: Online

Duration: 1 session

Start Date: 10/19/2020

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Meredith Arena

Meredith Arena is a queer writer and interdisciplinary teaching artist from New York City with 18 years of teaching experience with youth ages 5-15, both in afterschool and school-day arts integration. She likes to challenge authority, play theater games, garden, draw and wander. Her work can be found in various journals including Longleaf Review, Entropy, Lunch Ticket and Peatsmoke. She holds an MFA in creative writing and a Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.

She hopes her students tune into their inherent creativity so they can access it when they most need it.

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