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Poetry Workshop-Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain

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Saturday, April 28

 10:00 am – 12:45 pm: Giving Voice session
12:45 – 1:00 pm: Break with refreshments
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Poetry reading by Kathleen Graber
Free, 3 professional development hours
Adults
Registration deadline: 4/25
Click here to register.

Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain gets its title from the understanding that, like the spring in Robert Frost's "The Pasture," the spring of our imaginative and creative centers requires tending. This can be particularly true for teachers with the increasing pressures put on them in these challenging times. Bring a bag lunch.

Since 1992, the Dodge Poetry Program has offered Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain to New Jersey teachers of all grade levels and subject matter. Led by Dodge Poets, these sessions focus on the offering and sharing of poems in a supportive atmosphere, where participants can immerse themselves in the pure pleasure of reading and listening to poetry.

Giving Voice session led by wonderful poet Christine Salvatore. Christine Salvatore received her MFA from The University of New Orleans. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Writing at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and teaches English and Creative Writing at Egg Harbor Township High School. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Cortland Review and in The Literary Review. She is the recipient of a 2005 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts.

  • Free to New Jersey teachers
  • Sessions meet only once, for 2.75 hours.
  • Locations across the state.
  • Offered on a variety of weeknights and Saturday mornings in March and April.
  • Groups are intimate, with no more than twelve participants, and seats are in demand.
  • Writing is not a requirement for participation.

*Tuition for Giving Voice is free. A modest registration fee will help us defray the cost of the online registration service.



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