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Youth Poetry Workshops with RI Poet Laureate, Tina Cane

Youth Poetry Workshops
Thursdays March 15, 22, 29 4pm
Smith Hill Library

These workshops provide a wonderful opportunity for young people with an interest in poetry to work on their skills under the guidance of the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, Tina Cane.

The workshops are aimed primarily at grades 3 - 8 and all levels of experience are welcome. Participants will have fun while learning about freedom and form, as well as experimenting with "breaking the rules." Some of the finished work will be integrated into the Read and Rap poetry anthology, which is published annually by Smith Hill Library in April during National Poetry Month.

"I am thrilled to teach poetry once again in a library setting," said Tina."The library is an important space for young people to learn that they can not only become great readers, but great writers." she added.

Tina Cane serves as the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, where she lives with her husband
and their three children. She is also the founder and director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI and is an instructor with the writing community, Frequency Providence.

Her poems and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including The Literary Review, Two Serious Ladies, Tupelo Quarterly, Jubliat and The Common. She also produces, with Atticus Allen, the podcast, Poetry Dose.

Cane is the author of The Fifth Thought (Other Painters Press, 2008), Dear Elena: Letters for Elena Ferrante, poems with art by Esther Solondz (Skillman Avenue Press, 2016) and Once More With Feeling (Veliz Books, 2017). In 2016, Tina received the Fellowship Merit Award in Poetry, from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

To register for the workshops, or for more information, contact Jennifer Romans 401-272-4140