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Writing Workshop for Kids: How to Make your Sentences Sing with Similes!!

  • 13 Aug 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online Only Session on Zoom

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Salisbury Poetry Week: Special Elementary Student Poetry Writing Workshop with Salisbury Poet Laureate, Nancy Mitchell!

Open to all elementary school children, ages 8 and up (grades 3-5).  Parents are also invited to sit in on this session!

What connects your writing to the rest of the world?  How do we write pieces that make our audiences want more?  By using similes!  Join Salisbury Poet Laureate, Nancy Mitchell, in this special summer Salisbury Poetry Week session open to all young writers guaranteed to help them find their own unique voice and style.  Students will learn how to best use similes, craft their own piece of writing, and share their writing with the group!

Co-sponsored by ESWA & the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council.

You do NOT need to download Zoom to attend, but you do need to register to get the Zoom link.  Please note that the Zoom link will be sent to your email inbox 24 hours in advance. 


Nancy Mitchell is the inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of Salisbury, MD, and a 2012 Pushcart Prize winner. She is the author of three volumes of poetry, The Near Surround, Grief Hut and The Out-of-Body Shop and co-editor of Plume Interviews 1. She was a 2019 guest on The Poet and The Poem broadcast from the Library of Congress.  Her poems have appeared in Agni, Green Mountains Review, Poetry Daily, Washington Square Review other journals and have been anthologized in Last Call (Sarabande Books), The Working Poet (Autumn House Press) and Plume 3, 4, 5,6 and 7.  She has received artist-in- residency fellowships at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in San Angelo, Virginia and in Auvillar, France, and at the Shotpouch Creek in Oregon. Formerly a professor of Creative Writing at Salisbury University, Maryland and producer of the annual literary/fine arts festival WORDSTOCK, Mitchell taught in the Maryland Summer Center for the Arts. Mitchell is a book discussion facilitator, and teaches poetry workshops in the Worcester County Library System.  She serves as Associate Editor of Special Features for Plume Poetry For more information about Nancy Mitchell, visit: https://www.nancymitchellwriter.com

Programming was made possible through an educational grant from the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council awarded by the Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.




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