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Teen Storytellers Lab

Poetry Studio led by Christine Gardiner

$800

8 Meetings

Out of stock

Monday - Thursday 1:00 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST July 13 to July 23, 2020

For payment plan options, please contact Thierry Kehou at thierry@centerforfiction.org.


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 will write through the 2020 experience and find relevant ways to connect with audiences through publication and performance practices.

Special Guest:
In partnership with Urban Word, we are pleased to welcome National Youth Poet Laureate Meera Dasgupta as a guest speaker for the July 21st meeting of this course! She will read from her work and discuss what it means to be a young poet at this critical moment in history.


This course will take place online via Zoom. Participants will receive instructions for access prior to the first meeting.

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    Dr. Christine Gardiner

    Instructor

    Dr. Christine Gardiner

    Instructor

    Dr. Christine Gardiner is the author of the blog Pet Murmur, the book My Sister’s Father, and THE BIRDHOUSE—a novel in process. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Denver, and her MFA from Brown University. She taught literature and writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels for over a decade, and she now works with young writers to help them find their voice, develop their gifts, and imagine the future of the book in a new age.

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    Meera Dasgupta

    Special Guest

    Meera Dasgupta

    Special Guest

    Meera Dasgupta is the 16-year-old 2020 National Youth Poet Laureate, a program of by Urban Word. Also a Van Lier Fellow, Federal Hall Fellow, Climate Speaks Winner, & Scholastic Arts and Writing Winner her performances have been featured by the NY Times, PBS, Apple, Grist, the Apollo, Bryant Park etc. and she has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, the Teen Vogue Summit, TEDxCUNY, amongst many others. A part of numerous advocacy groups, in the future, Meera hopes to continue to utilize the intersection between social justice and poetry in order to uplift the voices of historically underrepresented communities whilst combatting societally normative culturally hegemonic narratives.

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