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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... Read More →

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