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Summer Workshops for Young Writers

Poetry Laboratory with Christine Gardiner


8 Sessions

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Monday - Thursday 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT July 26 to August 5, 2021

Online via Zoom

This two-week poetry intensive will empower young writers in the development of their craft. Through generative exercises, workshops, and one-on-one sessions, students will draft, revise, and polish a collection of poems. We will read and write deeply—studying a variety of poetic techniques, experimenting with language and form, and developing transferable skills in critical thinking, creative expression, and collaboration. Students will cultivate a sustainable writing practice, discover their poetic voice, and shape a body of work. Together we’ll explore how poetic expression can be a vehicle of social change and personal transformation.

Designed for young writers, ages 9-12.
Capacity: 12

NOTE: Please include the following information about the student taking the course in the “Notes” field at checkout: student’s name, grade level, and email address.


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    Christine Gardiner

    Christine Gardiner

    Christine Gardiner is the author of the blog Pet Murmur, the poetry collection My Sister’s Father, and The Birdhouse—a novel in process.

    She taught writing, literature, and poetics at the undergraduate and graduate levels for over a decade, and now helps young writers find their voice, develop their craft, and imagine the possibilities of storytelling in a new age.