This workshop will introduce the idea of writing as a cyclical process where art (music, literature, poetry, drama, photography, film) can be an instrument with which to interact personally and experientially – and to motivate writing – in particular, poetry. This interactive workshop will give participants background, examples, an art-based writing prompt, time to write, individual and group response, and a treasure trove of handouts.
Aram Kabodian taught students to read and write more effectively and passionately for over 25 years. He credits the community of Red Cedar Writing Project teachers for renewing his interest in teaching writing, being a writer, and presenting about writing. He keeps a blog and continues to work on his first book of poetry.
Mary Anna Kruch is a career educator and writer. Inspiration flows from her Italian family near Rome, her family here, social justice, and nature. She leads a monthly local writing group and supervises student teachers. Recent poetry has appeared in several literary journals and her first poetry collection, We Draw Breath from the Same Sky, was published in July, 2019. Visit her website, Facebook, and Instagram.