February 10, 2020

Kish poetry workshop series begins soon

Kishwaukee College’s Poetry Committee will lead interactive poetry workshops in a regularly occurring series on campus. Jud and Elizabeth Curry will start the Spring 2020 series with “Sharing Poetry with Children” on February 13 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Art Gallery (C1260). The event is free and open to the public.

The poetry workshop series invites members of the community to join Kish faculty, staff and students in thoughtful engagement and interaction with poetry and poetics. “Sharing Poetry with Children” will explore how and why people should share poetry with children. Whether the interest is in poetry or instilling a love of poetry in children, participants will read poems and learn strategies for making poetry matter to children.

 Jud Curry is the assistant vice president of instruction at Kish. He has taught college-level literature and writing among other subjects. Elizabeth Curry is a freelance writer, blogger, piano teacher and general polymath. Jud and Elizabeth Curry are homeschooling parents of 12.  

Workshop participants are encouraged to park in lot B and enter through door 58 for easiest access to the Kish Art Gallery.

The next poetry workshop “So You Wanna Be a Slam Poet” will look at ways of performing a poem for a live audience. The workshop will take place March 12 from 11: 00 am – 12:00 pm in the Kish Art Gallery (C1260).

For more information about “Sharing Poetry with Children” contact Jud Curry at jcurry2@kish.edu or 815-825-9532.