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
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 McAdden, Geof Hewitt, Verandah Porche, Mary Jane Dickerson, Stephen Cramer, Lizzy 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.