The Sherlock Holmes Method of Creative Writing

Students will uncover their own author’s voices as they discover that creative writing is different than essay writing, and they will be inspired to write creatively on their own.

Journeys and Journals

Students take a personal journey down the Erie Canal by speaking in the voices of the era.

Journeys and Journals

Students take a personal journey down the Erie Canal by speaking in the voices of the era. An experienced teaching poet or writer leads literary exercises involving vintage maps, photographs, drawing

As You Like It

A writing workshop adaptable to existing classroom studies or grade-level curriculum. The class’ s basic framework includes presentation of poetic tools, such as metaphor and alliteration, followed by

Poetry in Motion

Students participate in basic yoga poses such as Mountain, Tree, Lion and Downward Dog, which create a silent and peaceful state of concentration. To explore the relationship between movement and lang

Njozi Poets

Combining traditional and slam poetry, this performance includes ensemble pieces and compelling solos. Dance and acapella vocals are also incorporated. Political and modern in theme, the artists often

Poetry & Storytelling Workshop

Explore the oral storytelling tradition through both traditional works, and pieces written by the artist. As an actor, Celes Tisdale makes poetry come alive for students while encouraging their own se

Folklore Workshop

Encourage diversity with this presentation of world stories and poems which help students accept and appreciate differing ethnic backgrounds.

From Africa to America

A poetic performance and historical overview of the African and African-American experience. The artist presents literature from ancient Africa as well as modern poetry.

A poetic performance and hist