WHEN: Tuesdays – February 27-April 9, 2024 from 3:30-4:45pm
WHERE: Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970
As winter thaws into spring, our creative selves begin to bloom! In this seven week workshop, young writers in grades 5 through 12 are invited to explore writing and reading practices that can help our poetry and fiction blossom. Each week, we will explore a topic chosen by the group through reading and short and long form writing, with personalized feedback. Young writers of any genre are welcome and no experience is necessary. This program is free to students through a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Katie Naoum Rogers is a poet, educator, editor, and mother. She has taught English Language Arts for 8 years and is currently a curriculum manager for a major education publisher. Her poetry for adults has been published in B.E. Quarterly, Birdsong, and The L Magazine and in her award-winning chapbook I Wouldn’t Have Thought of It This Morning. Her poetry for children has been published in Abe’s Peanut in collaboration with the artist Julia Norton. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in inclusivity and antiracist teaching practices with a focus on care and community-building.