Laureates Three Quatre: a fundraiser reading, Windham NH, Tuesday May 23

Laureates Three Quatre: a fundraiser reading, Windham NH, Tuesday May 23

I’m still buzzing from the excitement of announcing my Writers Exchange Award news, but life marches on! On Tuesday I’m taking part in a reading in Windham, NH, to help raise funds for the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s Poet Laureate Fund. This is a highly commendable attempt to raise enough money that the Poet(…)

Winning the 2017 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers

Winning the 2017 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers

I am beyond delighted to be able to announce, at last, that I am the poetry winner of the 2017 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. (I’ve known the news for a month now, and a long month it has been, trying to keep quiet about it). The Writers Exchange Award is a Poets and Writers(…)

New! Creative writing summer camp at York County Community College

New! Creative writing summer camp at York County Community College

An Opportunity For Students Aged 12-15 York County Community College, in Wells, ME, has been offering what they call College for Kids in the summers for a few years now. This summer they’re adding a new section for students in the 12-15 range. One of the offerings will be a week of Creative Writing, July(…)

Literacy Through Poetry: a 2-week second grade residency

Literacy Through Poetry: a 2-week second grade residency

This week I finished the biggest project I’ve yet worked on as a teaching artist: teaching poetry to 80 second-graders at Central School in South Berwick, ME. The residency spanned 11 days of teaching, plus an evening Showcase event, from the end of March to the middle of April. The aims were two-fold. First, to(…)

Poetry Residency at Wells Junior High School

Poetry Residency at Wells Junior High School

I recently finished leading a 12-class poetry residency for the Telling Room at the Junior High School in Wells, ME. I can’t show you any pictures of the students themselves, because of protection rules, so the image is a teaser from the cover the chapbook that their poems will appear in. It has to do(…)