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Poetry Institute for Educators of Young Children at Lesley University

March 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$25

Poetry readings and workshops, featuring Obama Inaugural poet Richard Blanco and Boston’s Poet Laureate Danielle Legros George.

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

To register please print, fill out, and mail the registration form. Cost: $25, which includes a light supper and materials.

Co-sponsored by Lesley University and the Academy of American Poets.

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Date:
March 16, 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$25
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Website:
http://www.lesley.edu/poetry-institute-for-educators-of-young-children/

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Lesley University
Phone:
617-349-8624
Website:
http://www.lesley.edu/default.aspx

Venue

University Hall Ampitheater, Lesley University
1815 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02108 United States
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Phone:
617-868-9600
Website:
http://www.lesley.edu/