T&W is pleased to offer FREE poetry workshops for children and teens this summer!
With generous support from The Lily Auchincloss Foundation and The Lotos Foundation, T&W is partnering with the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Public Library, and the Queens Library to offer poetry workshops based on our 2008 A Poem as Big as New York City project.
Through this initiative, thousands of young people in NYC schools and community centers took part in workshops in which they wrote poems about their experiences growing up in New York, imagining the city as its own poem character. The poems created were adapted into a single narrative by T&W writer Melanie Maria Goodreaux, A Poem as Big as New York City, which Universe Publishing (an imprint of Rizzoli) will publish as a hard-cover, illustrated children’s book in fall 2012.
Our FREE one-hour poetry workshops will be held in select library branches on the following dates and times. Come pay poetic tribute to our beloved city!
In early 2013, T&W will prepare an anthology of poetry created during the branch-based workshops for publication in April 2013—National Poetry Month. We hope to provide copies of the anthology to all program participants, with several copies for each host library branch.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE FREE LIBRARY WORKSHOPS IN THE FALL!
|A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY - Library Workshops|
|2-Jul||Kew Gardens Hills||4:30-5:30||Queens|
|11-Jul||McKinley Park (1/3)||2:00-3:00||Brooklyn|
|18-Jul||McKinley Park (2/3)||2:00-3:00||Brooklyn|
|20-Jul||Coney Island (1/3)||4:00-5:00||Brooklyn|
|25-Jul||McKinley Park (3/3)||2:00-3:00||Brooklyn|
|27-Jul||Coney Island (2/3)||4:00-5:00||Brooklyn|
|11-Aug||Children's Center @ 42nd Street||3:00-4:00||Manhattan|
|24-Aug||Coney Island (3/3)||4:00-5:00||Brooklyn|