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CANCELLED- Young Writers' Workshop: Poetry with Ellen Hagan

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:30 PM | CANCELLED-For members and their guests in grades 3-7 | $10 per person, payable at the door | Advance registration required

In this ongoing series, young writers are invited to join notable authors in exploring different genres. For National Poetry Month, poet, performer, and teacher Ellen Hagan will lead a discussion on contemporary poetry and teach participants how writers turn ideas into poems. Children will leave this workshop with a broad view of poetry and the inspiration and knowledge to craft their own poems.

Ellen Hagan teaches at West Virginia Wesleyan College and co-leads the Alice Hoffman Young Writer’s Retreat at Adelphi University. She is Poetry Chair of the DreamYard Project for Bronx middle-school students and a guest artist at the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts and Cold Spring Harbor Schools. Her poems and essays can be found in the pages of Creative Nonfiction and Underwired Magazine as well as many anthologies. She has published two poetry collections, Crowned and Hemisphere. Hagan has performed at The New York International Fringe and Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival.

To register, contact the Children's Library at 212.288.6900 x234 or children@nysoclib.org.

Children's and Young Adult programs are generously funded by Richard Peck.