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Creative Writing for Youth with Michael Patrick Collins via ZOOM
April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm$150
Please join us for this 6week class series beginning on Tuesday, April 14 through May 19. Please note: This class will be taught ONLINE using Zoom, which is a very user-friendly platform to facilitate video classes from your computer. Students will receive login instructions from the instructor prior to the class date. We will maintain the same high caliber of course and instruction with the same emphasis on keeping class sizes small.
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 (grades 3-5) 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.