Persona Poems, Puppets & Pop-Up Books: A Hands-On Language Arts Workshop
Age group: 8- to 11-year-olds
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dates: January 28, February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25 (5 sessions; first day: January 28!)
Location: Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn Street, Iowa City (map)
In this workshop, participants’ imaginations will run (or swim or slither or fly) wild!
Writers often employ animals to assist them in story-telling. Students will be introduced to poems written in the voice of an animal. Each student will pick an animal and write a poem in its voice. The student will also construct a puppet of the animal. As a collaborative project, the group will perform their poems as a puppet show for friends and family during the final workshop session. Poems and related artwork will be collected in a chapbook, complete with pop-up figures!
This workshop is created and led by Volunteer Teaching Writers Marc Rahe, Mary Hickman Fernandez, and Lauren Haldeman, all graduates of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Sign up now! Enrollment is limited to 10 participants, so sign up ASAP.
The fee for this workshop is “give what you can” (please donate what you can to the IYWP here).
Got questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 319-804-9979.
–IYWP thanks its fantastic partner the Iowa City Public Library
for making this workshop a reality–