Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available at Queens Library!
Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the writing of prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Public Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens.
The next class is Saturday, April 4th from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Queens Public Library in Briarwood, located at 85-12 Main St, for kids ages 8 through 12:
“Finding Poetry Through Collage”
In this workshop, students will learn to find poems in unusual places. We will combine visual media, collaging with newspapers, magazines, and even published poems themselves to find poetry in words, phrases, and other writings. Through this, we will create an entirely new “found” poem. We will learn different ways of making a found poem through blacking out words, and incorporating drawings and decorations within the text.
Jaymi Leah Grullon is an Afro-Dominican poet based in Queens. She has been published in Newtown Literary and Sequoya.
This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
For more information, visit newtownliterary.org/writingclassesforkids.