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Young Writers' Workshop: Poetry Café with Ellen Hagan

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 5:00 PM | Whitridge Room | For members and guests | Grades 3-8 | $15 per child | Registration required

In this ongoing series, young writers are invited to join notable authors in exploring different genres. Share poetry and snacks with author, poet, and performer Ellen Hagan. Learn how writers turn their ideas into poems, gain the inspiration and knowledge to craft your own poetry, and share your writing with others.

Masks are required.
To register, email children@nysoclib.org.

Ellen Hagan is a writer, performer, and educator. Her books include: Crowned, Hemisphere, Watch Us Rise, a YA collaboration with Renée Watson, Blooming Fiascoes, Reckless, Glorious, Girl and Don’t Call Me a HurricaneEllen's poems and essays can be found on ESPNW, Creative Nonfiction, Underwired Magazine, She Walks in Beauty (edited by Caroline Kennedy), Huizache, Small Batch, and Southern Sin. Ellen's performance work has been showcased at The New York International Fringe and Los Angeles Women's Theater Festival. She is the recipient of the 2020 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowing in poetry, the 2013 NoMAA Creative Arts Grant and received grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts. National arts residencies include The Hopscotch House in Louisville, Kentucky and Louisiana Arts Works. Ellen is Head of the Poetry & Theatre Departments at the DreamYard Project and directs their International Poetry Exchange Program with Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. She is on faculty in the low residency MFA program at Spalding University and co-leads the Alice Hoffman Young Writer's Retreat at Adelphi University. A proud Kentucky writer, Ellen is a member of the Affrilachian Poets, Conjure Women, and is co-founder of the girlstory collective.