Teaching the Poetry of Rivers


Dear Educator:

We’d like to invite you to participate in an inspiring workshop taking place next week at one of Denver’s coolest teacher resource centers!

Teaching the Poetry of Rivers
If a teacher understands the heart of poetry, then that heart will come out in the poetry of her students. The River of Words state and national poetry contest is a chance for students to explore the personal connections between themselves and the natural world, and its rivers, that surrounds them. Find out what the winners and finalists of the River of Words poetry contest know and learn to use the language and images of history, science, and literature as inspiration and prompts for poetry that will lead to self-discovery and epiphany.

Instructor Kathryn Winograd
Kathryn Winograd, Ph.D. is a Colorado Book Award winner in poetry and the author of four books including Stepping Sideways Into Poetry Writing (Scholastic Inc.), a teacher’s resource book on teaching poetry in the classroom. She is a full-time English professor for Arapahoe Community College and a poetry faculty member for Ashland University’s low residency MFA program. She has served many years as final judge for the Colorado River of Words Poetry state poetry contest.

When, Where & How Much
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 5pm to 7pm

At RAFT Colorado
2875 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

The cost is FREE for RAFT Members and $20 for non-members.

Ample free parking is available in their lot right outside the door!

Please RSVP to dawn@raftcolorado.org


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