September 14, 2017
Student Intensive: 10:00 – 4:00 Public Reading, Q & A, and Book Signing: 7:00
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SEE PHOTOS and VIDEO OF 2016’S EVENT BELOW
WHAT A DAY! This inaugural 2016 event celebrated the courage, tenderness, and hope of students in a festival that brings together teens and teachers from three counties, Vermont poets and master poet, Naomi Shihab Nye.
Approximately 60 students from Franklin, Addison, and Washington counties attended a school day writing intensive at Shelburne Farms that includes small group poetry workshops, a master class, and a final reading from participants. The event culminated in an evening reading by Shihab Nye that was open to the public.
Participating schools include BFA St. Albans, Montpelier High School, Vergennes High School, and Lake Champlain Waldorf School.
During this day-long celebration, Vermont poets Kerrin McCadden, Geof Hewitt, Verandah Porche, Mary Jane Dickerson, Stephen Cramer, Lizzy Fox, Rajnii Eddins and St. Albans BFA teacher Larissa Hebert and Vergennes High School teacher Matt Schlein will lead students through small group workshops in the morning. After lunch, Nye will offered a master class for students and joined them in a reading before the student day ended at 4:00.
Thank you to those who joined us for Nye’s reading, which was free and open to the public!
Click here to read an interesting and revealing article about Naomi Shihab Nye: Gate A-4.
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