Special Sundog Poetry Center Weekend Kickoff Student Intensive

 

SHARE YOUR HEART, SHARE THE WORLD! with Naomi Shihab Nye

September 15, 2016
Shelburne Farms Coach Barn

Student Intensive: 10:00 – 4:00
Public Reading, Q & A, and Book signing: 7:00 pm

SPONSORS FOR THIS EVENT INCLUDE:

Past VT Poet Laureate, SYDNEY LEA

WENDY ANDERSEN, Jericho Vermont

BEN AND JERRY’S FOUNDATION

This inaugural 2016 event celebrates the courage, tenderness, and hope of students in a festival that brings together teens and teachers from three counties, Vermont poets and master poet,Naomi Shihab Nye.

Approximately 60 students from Franklin, Addison, and Washington counties will attend a school day writing intensive at Shelburne Farms that includes small group poetry workshops, a master class, and a final reading from participants. The event culminates in an evening reading by Shihab Nye that is open to the public. As a means to connect to a broader community, student participants will have the opportunity to submit their work for a collection available to the general public via the schools’ websites.

Participating schools include BFA St. Albans, Montepelier High School, and Vergennes High School.

During this day-long celebration, Vermont poets Kerrin McAddenGeof HewittVerandah Porche, Mary Jane Dickerson, Stephen CramerLizzy Fox, and Tamra Higgins and St. Albans BFA teachers, Jacqueline Kauffman and Larissa Hebert, will lead students through small group workshops in the morning. After lunch, Nye will offer a master class for students and join them in a reading before the student day ends at 4:00.

Please join us for Nye’s reading, free and open to the public at 7:00.

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