Date and Time Details: Begins Sunday, October 15 with dinner and ends Thursday, October 19 with lunch, followed by an optional tour of Highlights for Children and Boyds Mills Press at 1:30 p.m.

Price
  • $1,295.00 – Program Price

The Craft and Heart of Writing Poetry for Children 2017

With Georgia Heard, Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Rebecca Davis

October 15 - 19, 2017

If you have a passion for writing children’s poetry, then please join us. Beginning poets, seasoned writers, teachers, and dreamers are all welcome.

Would you love to work in an intimate setting with published poets, make new friends, and immerse yourself in writing poetry and working on the craft? Then this workshop is for you. Our goal is to bring poets together to delve into the heart, joy, and craft of poetry. We will be discussing, learning, writing, revising, and working on the craft of writing poetry for children. This workshop will offer plenty of interaction, direction, and free creative writing time. We’ll focus on all elements of poetry, from the importance of word choice to surprising metaphors. There will be plenty of writing exercises to inspire new poems followed by group discussions. As a group, we’ll brainstorm ideas, share our writing process, and generate original poems. You’ll be inspired to create new poems or bring works in progress to polish.

Please note: we are still adding faculty to this workshop, so please check back!

View sample schedule (from 2016 workshop)

Faculty blog posts
Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard: Collecting Word Treasures
Rebecca Kai Dotlich: One Poet’s Story

About the Leaders

Georgia Heard

Georgia Heard

Georgia Heard received her M.F.A. in poetry writing from Columbia University. She is a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in New York City. Currently, she visits schools in the United States and around the world teaching writing and poetry, and is the author of several books on teaching poetry includingAwakening […]

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Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Rebecca is an author and poet whose poetry appears in many award-winning collections, in dozens of anthologies and textbooks, and in major children’s magazines. Rebecca gives poetry workshops and visits schools across the country. Her books for children have received many awards including Junior Library Guild Selection, 10 Best Books for Babies, IRA Children’s Choice, […]

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Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis

Rebecca M. Davis is a senior editor for Boyds Mills Press and for WordSong, the only imprint in the United States dedicated to children’s poetry. She has been editing children’s books for more than twenty years, including approximately six years each at Greenwillow Books and Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Rebecca has worked […]

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