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Sunday, May 7 • 10:15am - 11:15am
On Beyond Giggles: Writing Children's Poetry

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What makes a poem for children successful? Does it have to rhyme? Use short words? Feature at least one thing to gross you out? We’ll look at examples from a number of poets who write for younger audiences, and try out some of their techniques with a selection of writing prompts. Feel free to bring an example of one of your favorite poems for kids to add to the discussion!

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Meg Winikates

Membership & Advocacy Manager, New England Museum Association
Margaret Winikates is a writer and museum professional from Boston and Northampton, MA. She writes poetry and fiction as well as Brain Popcorn, a blog on interdisciplinary education. Five years working at the Peabody Essex Museum reinforced the ways nature and art inspire her writing, and she's thrilled to be leading programming at the Poetry Fest for the sixth year running. She has poems published on Window Cat Press, essays at UK literary... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
PEM Create Space 2 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

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