TWO POETRY OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHERS
- 1- Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain
If you are a New Jersey Teacher at any level, pre-K through
College, you can participate in six weekly poetry discussions
brought to you by The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Choose
from among 18 locations throughout New Jersey (Saturday
morning or weekday evening) and meet with 11 other teachers
to read, discuss and perhaps write poetry in a group led by a
Dodge Poet. The six weekly sessions begin in early March and
conclude in April. Participants are also invited to attend a final
event held in Princeton on Saturday, May 11 featuring a poet of
national distinction. Previous featured poets have included:
Galway Kinnell, Mark Doty, Marie Howe, Yusef Komunyakaa,
Molly Peacock, Edward Hirsch, Cornelius Eady and Thomas Lux.
You will also have an opportunity to earn Professional
For information contact Liz Duran IMMEDIATELY at 973-540-
8443 or email edoran@.... Registrations must be
postmarked by February 1. Preference will be given to first time
participants. Consistent and timely attendance is required.
2- NJEA Good Ideas Conference - Saturday, March 8 at Ewing
Featuring "The Stubborn Muse Using Poetry Writing to Teach
Revision" led by Peter Murphy.
Non-NJEA members and non-teachers may register for this
workshop on a space available basis. $20 registration fee
includes the workshop, continental breakfast & lunch. You can
also sign up for an additional 1/2 day workshop for the morning
Call 609-599-4561 ext. 2255.
This workshop is also being offered at Washington Township in
Sewell on Saturday, February 8 which had a January 17
registration deadline. However, you might still be able to
participate if there is room available.