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NEW! Writing Studio (Ages 12-15)
Sorry, this class has been canceled. Please call us if you have any questions: 231-334-6112.
Poetry! Anyone can be a poet! In these four sessions, we will dispel some myths about writing poetry and ALL of the fear! We’ll start by writing a couple of poems that have a defined structure. Then we’ll brainstorm for poetry topics. A poem may be hiding in that old beach towel hanging on the hook in the hallway, in dad’s old work boots, or in the soccer ball in a closet. Poetry topics are everywhere! Come to preserve your memories and impressions and to reveal a little about who you are. Bring your laptop or IPad, if you have one.
About the Teacher:
Trish Vanderploeg is a retired junior high English and literature teacher, with 30 years of teaching experience. She has a B.A. in English, and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher. Trish was twice named Teacher of the Year in her school district of over 800 teachers, and in 2010 she was one of the 8 finalists for Illinois State Teacher of the Year.
Four Day workshop: June 24, 25, 26, 27 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am