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Poetry Residency

Poetry Residency
Can you smell your grandmother's chocolate chip cookies baking? Dive into a cool, blue swimming pool on a steamy August day? Mimi Herman leads your students to writing and makes them think. Everyone's a poet in this accessible, hands-on and delightful poetry residency. As your students swim through memory and imagination, they learn to express themselves clearly through imagery, metaphor and simile, and to write not only for assignments, but also for themselves. They also discover the joys (yes, joys) of revision, and gain the skills they need to write and edit everything from poetry to the next book report. Poetry Residencies are also available for high school and middle school. One- and two-day Poetry Workshops are also available for teachers and students.

Artist Background

Mimi Herman transforms lives.She has taught over 25,000 students and teachers to fall in love with writing. Mimi provides what every writer needs: a gentle tug in the right direction, active listening and consultation, a good dose of writing technique, and the belief that they can do wonderful things. Mimi is the director of the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute and offers writing retreats in Italy and France. In addition to teaching creative writing, she offers hands-on workshops and institutes for teachers, administrators, parents and teaching artists. Mimi is an associate editor for Teaching Artist Journal and has participated in the Kennedy Center Seminar, Artists as Educators: Planning Effective Workshops for Teachers.

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