Introduction to Poetry Slams for Kids with Geof Hewitt:
Ever wonder what a Poetry Slam is? Join Vermont’s reigning slam master, Geof Hewitt, to learn about slams and write your own slam poem! It all happens on Thurs, April 12. No limit for participants.
3:30 to 5 pm |Center for Art and Learning , 46 Barre Street
Introduction to Poetry Slams for Kids with Nicole Westbom:
Ever wonder what a Poetry Slam is?
Come join KHL Librarian Nicole Westbom, on Sat, April 14, to learn about slams and write your own slam poem! Drop in for the workshop anytime between 2 and 4 pm. No limit for participants.
2 to 4 pm | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street
*Then sign up for the Poetry Slam at the Center for Arts and Learning that will take place on Sat, April 21 at 3:30 pm.
Reinventing a Poem with Kerrin McCadden:
On Mon, April 16, bring a draft of a poem you can’t figure out what to do with, and we will work through some revision strategies. We will share our poems and complain about them, and then we will make the biggest moves we can against their failures. I’ll bring the strategies, you bring a good-humored willingness to do more than tinker. Limited to 12 participants.
6 to 8 pm | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street
Poetry of Witness with George Longenecker :
Will take place on Fri April 20 Workshop. How do poets write about historical and political events without sounding preachy and prosy? We’ll read examples of great poetry, and then create our own. Limited to 12 participants.
2-5 pm | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street
Poetry Play Time with Rosa Castellano:
Join us on Fri, April 20 for Poetry Play Time. Though reading, writing, drawing and crafting we’ll play with some kid-friendly poems. Please bring any favorite poems to share over a snack. What a simple and enjoyable way to expose your children to the experience and mechanics of poetry! Ideal for children 7-11 years old. Limited to 16 participants.
3:00 pm | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street
Reading Aloud- Exploring Poetic Voices with Rick Agran:
Learn to appreciate the rhythm and musicality of poetry and spoken word on Mon, April 23. Bon Mot host and radio producer, Rick Agran, will share recorded voices of contemporary poets to explore their sonic qualities. Poets are invited to bring a poem to share that’s voice they’d like to develop further. We’ll explore breath, annunciation, and diction to accentuate a poem’s language. Limited to 12 participants.
6:30 pm | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street
Renga Poetry with Susan Reid:
Renga, meaning “linked poem,” began over seven hundred years ago in Japan to encourage the collaborative composition of poems. Come take part on Tues, April 24, to create a renga, one poet writes the first stanza, which is three lines long with a total of seventeen syllables. The next poet adds the second stanza, a couplet with seven syllables per line. The third stanza repeats the structure of the first and the fourth repeats the second, alternating in this pattern until the poem’s end. Limited to 24 participants.
3-5 pm| Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street
Poetry As Protest with Simone John:
Poets Samantha Kolber and Michelle Singer will lead participants in an exploration of protest poetry, on Sat, April 28. Come with a theme or idea and write a poem in protest about your most passionate issue. We will give examples of three different forms your protest poem can take, discuss them, and then write our own. Limited to 12 participants.
10 am-noon | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street
To register for the workshops:
Please contact the library at (802) 223-3338 or come on it in person to the adult circulation desk.