Middle School Poetry Workshop

Date:  4/17, 4/24, 5/1

Format:  Online via Zoom

Time:  4:30-6 PM

Class Size:  10  
Grade Level: Grades 6-8

How can we use poetry to explore the lives of animals? In this three-week workshop, we’ll look at how poetry can connect us with the nonhuman animals all around us, from tigers and ravens to frogs and fish. How can writing about animals open up our sensory world? What can we learn about our own homes and neighborhoods? We’ll start by reading some poems about animals, and then students will try writing their own poems about the creatures that share our world.

About: Sam Collier

Sam Collier is a poet and playwright. Her poems have appeared in Dunes Review, Iron Horse
Literary Review, Mortar Magazine, The Puritan, Guernica, and elsewhere. Her plays have been
developed and/or produced by the Dogteam Theatre Project, New College of Florida, Urbanite
Theatre, the UC Davis Ground and Field Festival, Theatre Nova’s Michigan Playwrights Festival,
and the Goodman Theatre. She was the 2017-2019 Writing Fellow with the National Writers
Series. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she is pursuing a PhD in theater and
performance studies.

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