Poetry Workshop

Frank Higgins (Master Teaching Artist) (Lighton Prize) [ view artist bio ]

Poetry Workshop


Students will write poems with material generated from their unconscious minds. Frank improves skills in rhythm, sound, and imagery.  Using age appropriate vocabulary and techniques, he emphasizes the importance of editing and rewriting and shows samples of different drafts of poems.  Students will read on their feet in order to gain experience in public speaking, projection, and diction.


As a residency, Frank models his own poetry, other professional poets, and poems written by his students. 


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at booknow@kcya.org.



Grade Levels: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,High School

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Monday - Thursday anytime, Friday morning only

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: Poetry_TPG

Requirements: Students need paper and pencil. Teachers must be present at all times during workshop.

Standards: 1.3 1.3 Knows how people define and use resources.1.8 1.8 Knows that communicating different points of view in a dispute can often help people to find a satisfactory compromise.6.7 6.7 Uses descriptive language that clarifies and enhances ideas.6.10 6.10 Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing.6.11 & 7.4

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