Youth Poetry Workshop
July 12 & August 9
Admission is free, but reservations are recommended.
Youth Poetry Workshop is an opportunity for young poets from ages 6 to 18 to come together and share original work. Kate Leigh, Portsmouth’s current poet laureate, will facilitate these gatherings. The loose format of the first couple of meetings will be to share our poetry with one another. Kate will provide exercises to get us all writing, and gear the experience for the different age levels. Kate hopes to invite guest poets from our local adult poetry community to address the youth members and share practical information on the process of creating poetry. One long term goal of this program will be to hold poetry readings open to the public.
As poet laureate, Kate is conducting a multi-faceted project called Poems for Peace, and exploring with children of all ages ways to find poetry’s place in the making of a more peaceful world.