Teen Poetry Workshop Series

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Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 12th Grade

Program Description

Event Details

 Are you curious about poetry?  In this engaging, interactive, 4-week workshop series, students will explore different kinds of poetry, learn to use poetry to express their feelings and understand the world around them. Students will be guided through writing prompts during each session. The series is English-based but writing poetry in other languages is welcome!   

Miller Branch welcomes student poet, Naomi Ling as a presenter for this series. Naomi is a 7x Scholastic National Gold Medalist in Poetry and serves as the Lead Poetry Editor for her school's creative writing magazine.

>>>Separate registration (with email) is required for each class & the open mic event. 

* Attend all or part of the series.

July 19: 

  • Discuss experimental poems.  

  • Students write an “instruction manual” or “caution sign” poem about themselves.  

  • Share poems (optional)

  • Introduce other forms of poems—ghazal, sestina, etc. 

  • Student discussion


Series Schedule:

Week 1 | July 12: Intro to Poetry (online) 

Week 2 | July 19: Exploring Forms of Poetry (online) REGISTER BELOW

Week 3 | July 26: Peer-to-Peer Workshopping (online) REGISTER HERE

Week 4 | August 2: Intro to Spoken Word, featuring a guest poet (online) REGISTER HERE

Week 5 | August 9: Open Mic Reading (in-person) REGISTER HERE