are interested in working with me to design a program, please email
me. Here are some options to consider:
- One-week intensive
residencies, where I work with a core group of students each
day. This can be an effective way to jump-start students' creativity
and language fluency, especially if there are complementary activities
before and/or after the residency. I may consider traveling outside
the Chicago area.
- Two to eight-week
residencies within the Chicago area, where I see core
classrooms of students one to 3 times/week, coordinating with
classroom teachers to design units which reinforce curriculum
or emphasize particular skill sets. In elementary settings, I
often see students in both their classrooma and during 'specials'
(music, art, etc.) to minimize time taken from classroom scheduling. Check
out this page to see the many poetry/art
projects I've done with
- Adult or multi-generational
within schools, libraries or community centers. One option is a half
or full-day collage/poetry workshop (visit the collage
- Before or after
school creative writing clubs or 'teams.'
which can enhance Visiting Writer Programs include:
- Professional Development
- Family programs
and children write together.
- Performances or
by special coaching sessions to prepare students to present creative
- Anthologies or