Poetry is powerful! Its place in our world is vital, and it is necessary for youth to embrace the social and personal growth opportunities that writing poetry creates.

In this class, the goal is to teach youth about the importance of poetry in our society and how to write it (in different forms) so to create and share one’s poetic voice with the world.

Taught by Windsor’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate, Samantha Badaoa, this youth poetry class is for writers ages 14 – 22, who are interested in the power of poetry.

In this class, youth writers will:

  • learn about the history of poetry
  • learn different genres/styles of poetry
  • write lots and lots of poetry using various prompting techniques and inspirational ideas
  • engage with other youth
  • discuss the importance and social relevance of poetry
  • feel empowered as writers and human beings
  • learn how to read/perform poetry (slam-style and general reading)
  • share and critique poetry
  • have the opportunity to submit poetry for a chapbook and annual reading at Gertrude’s Writing Room
  • learn about the role of the Youth Poet Laureate and how to apply

In this class, youth writers will receive:

  • pen
  • journal
  • binder with class syllabus, hand-outs/information
  • refreshments & bevvies

Thursdays from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
November 7, 14, 21, 28
Teacher: Windsor’s first Youth Poet Laureate, Samantha Badaoa
Cost: $100.00
*Ages: 14 – 22

*For those writers who are under the age of 18, a welcome form must be signed by parent or guardian.

REGISTER BY: Thurs., October 31, 2019

For payment and registration information, CLICK HERE!