Creative Writing for Youth with Michael Collins

Please note: This class will begin on Tuesday, January 28 and continue through March 10, with a week off on Tuesday, February 18 to accomodate the holiday break.  It is intended for students in grades 3-6.

This class will serve as an energetic supplement to the traditional academic writing instruction of grammar and vocabulary development by providing a space in which young writers engage in open ended writing activities and encounter creative challenges that foster enjoyment of and enthusiasm for writing. Special focus will be given to supporting the imaginative elements of creative writing  in multiple genres that foster the flexible thinking necessary for communication and problem solving across the curriculum.

Michael Collins’ poems have received Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in more than 70 journals and magazines.  He is also the author of the chapbooks How to Sing when People Cut off your Head and Leave it Floating in the Water and Harbor Mandala, the full-length collections Psalmandala and Appearances , which was named one of the best indie poetry collections of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews. He teaches creative and expository writing at New York University and the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center and is the Director of Studies at Why There Are Words Press and curator of the New York City branch of the national Why There Are Words Reading Series. Michael is the coordinator of outreach at HVWC and teaches at Children’s Village and the Life Center in Sleepy Hollow.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Times: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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- $150

Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953