Monday, March 6, 2017

Poetry Institute for Educators of Young Children

Poetry Institute for Educators of Young Children

Poetry readings and workshops, featuring Obama Inaugural poet Richard Blanco and Boston's Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges

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Thursday, March 16, 2017
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Poetry Institute for Educators of Young Children will begin with a reading and lecture by Richard Blanco, Inaugural poet for President Obama and Education Ambassador for the Academy of American Poets. Activities will include:
4:00 pm Registration and Coffee
4:30 pm Poetry reading and lecture with Richard Blanco
5:30 pm Introduction to Poetry as an Art Form  with Danielle Legros Georges, Boston Poet Laureate and Lesley professor
6:15 pm Supper and review of resources on poetry for young children
7:30 pm Workshops:
  • Poetry and the Disciplines  with Madeline Holzer, Educator in Residence of American Academy of Poets
  • Poetry and Nature  with Mary Ann Cappiello and Erika Thulin Dawes, editors of the Classroom Bookshelf and Lesley professors
  • Sound and Word Play  with Betty Bardige, author of Poems to Learn to Read By
8:30 pm Reflection on workshop poems and discussion of next steps for integrating poetry into teaching and learning
Register now.

Co-sponsored by Lesley University and the Academy of American Poets.
Richard Blanco
Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet for President Obama and 2016 Lesley University Honorary Degree Recipient
University Hall Amphitheater - 2nd Floor
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140

Near Porter Square T stop.
Directions to campus.
Registration Required
Cost: $25, which includes a light supper and materials