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Activities for Poetry Workshop for 10-Year-Olds?

Tomorrow I'll be leading a poetry workshop for around 15 4th-graders, which will take the form of two hours of workshop, a lunch break and then an (optional) reading by the students in front of their group and a couple of other similar groups. I have some ideas, but I thought I'd hit up the hivemind as well: what should I teach these kids in the short time allotted, and what should I have them do? Priorities are fun and inspiring them to think of poetry as something enjoyable they can do whenever they like. Individual, small group and whole group activities all welcome. Thanks in advance for any ideas!
posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Apr 10, 2014 - 4 answers

 

Video of workshop/studio rules

I’m trying to remember/find this great video made that summarizes the rules of a New York artist’s workshop. The rules that I can remember are a couple shots where the narrator says “The correct response when someone asks you to perform a task is ‘I understand’. If there are parts to the task that are unclear to you, the correct response is ‘I do not understand’.” [more inside]
posted by edwardog on Apr 5, 2014 - 5 answers

How can I write a good statement of purpose?

I'm applying to a competitive writing workshop and as part of the application I need to compose a cover letter / statement of purpose. What should I include? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Dec 27, 2013 - 3 answers

Specfic writing workshops in the Midwest

Are there any speculative fiction writing workshops in the Midwest? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Sep 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Tips for a Poetry Workshop/Group

After not being able to find a poetry workshop/writers group in my area, I decided to start one via MeetUp. The first meeting is this week and will focus mainly on how to run the group, what our goals are, etc. Since I started the group, I should probably bring along some ideas? What has, or has not, worked in writers groups that you've attended? [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Aug 13, 2013 - 2 answers

Fun ideas for a workshop on emotions?

Help me design a workshop about emotions, self-awareness, and coping strategies for 50 queer youth! [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Aug 6, 2013 - 12 answers

I may have jumped the gun a bit

I may have jumped the gun a bit in promising a friend that they could attend a writing workshop group we are starting. How should I navigate the resulting trickiness without marring any relationships? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on May 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Writing class in LA - NOT looking to be next big screen writer

I'm looking for something in Los Angeles that is similar to the Loft in Minneapolis - writing classes for all abilities and ambitions. I am not looking to write the next Pulp Fiction, only to have fun and actually write. I've found one potential place so far - this is a big city!! I must be missing something... right? [more inside]
posted by munichmaiden on Mar 14, 2013 - 8 answers

Who gets paid what in a seminar, workshop or speaking engagement?

I'm starting to get a few requests for speaking engagements and seminars, and I'm not quite sure what to expect on the business side of things. At the moment, these are private individuals who have a little experience with event planning, and know that I could draw a decent audience to a workshop. I'm a little unsure about how profits should be split between me and the organizer. I don't have a problem with the organizer making some money, but I'm the one providing the content, and I want to be fairly compensated. How does this generally work? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Feb 21, 2013 - 8 answers

Gender, sexuality, and mental health.

Gender, sexuality, and mental health. Help me design a workshop? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Feb 17, 2013 - 12 answers

Where are all the writers hiding?

The writing workshop I attend might end up dissipating soon. How can I find a replacement group? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Feb 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Making myself my own job...

I've sent so many resumes out by this time that the word resume has lost all meaning, and cover letter makes me sigh. Aggressive job hunting since July has turned up bupkiss. I need money. I really do. Social services gives me enough to not starve and that's about it. Not being able to do much other than go to my job experience job and to the grocery store is sucking the life out of me. So I sat down and tried to come up with a way that I could make money and still look at myself in the mirror. I want to do a Mixed-Media Art Workshop aimed at the art-curious, beginners, just liked art class in high school, and people looking to kill an hour without it being a dating set up. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Oct 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me make an impact.

Help me put together an engaging and enlightening workshop about gender and sexuality! [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Oct 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Workshop in NYC

My friend just moved to New York and is looking for a wood workshop / foundry at which to build a furniture prototype. Does anyone have any recommendations for one in Manhattan, Queens or Brooklyn? He is willing to pay a membership fee if necessary. Thanks.
posted by beisny on Aug 6, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I find space to do some metalworking?

How do I find a small industrial/workshop/garage space available to rent/share in my city? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Jul 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Work This Workshop! Work It!

What makes for a really, really kickass professional workshop? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jun 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Shed shopping

Help me find a shed for my narrow DC yard. [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Mar 5, 2012 - 5 answers

A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Musicians?

Does something like Dr. Sketchy or a hackerspace exist for musicians? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Dec 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find an industrial space to live in.

One of my lifelong dreams is to live in a warehouse, container, or other industrial/repurposed structure. Can I do this in the San Francisco Bay Area (specifically Oakland)? Do you know someone who is? Should I look outside Oakland? [more inside]
posted by fake on May 8, 2011 - 17 answers

What is the best tool for webinars

Best software/site for webcam seminar with students who pay to attend? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Mar 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Cheap woodworking ideas?

What are your best tips and tricks for ramping up your woodworking on a budget? [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Mar 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Online anxiety workshops?

What are some good online modules for anxiety? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Creative space for 2 day workshop

Design Space for hire, 2 days, 3 people, Central London? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Jan 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Any good photography workshops in Boston?

I am looking for a photography workshop in Boston (or maybe NYC) that is less than $500, lasts a weekend or less, and is targeted to folks with near pro level skills [more inside]
posted by gwen1234 on Dec 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Sexual Harassment in SF&F Fandom

You're at a science-fiction and fantasy convention. As you peruse the programming schedule, you come across a panel titled "Sexual Harassment in SF&F Fandom (one hour)". What would you expect to learn from that panel? [more inside]
posted by magstheaxe on Dec 1, 2010 - 26 answers

"sliding scale options available"

I'm interested in checking out the local hackerspace -- partly out of interest in doing stuff there, partly because they do work that's similar to ours (they work with adults, we work with kids). Their pricing policy is very expensive and only seems to make a token effort to reach out to low-income people like myself. They've expressed interest in meeting and getting to know us -- I'm excited about this, but am also really personally affronted by their pricing scheme. How do I get over this so we can have a conversation? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Nov 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Graphic design? Sì!

Help me have a sorta academic vacation in Europe. [more inside]
posted by howiamdifferent on Nov 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Tiny Workspaces - where does it all go?

Talk to me about small workshops/workspaces. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Sep 29, 2010 - 17 answers

How to promote my weird noise and improvisation workshop/event in San Francisco?

How to promote my weird noise and improvisation workshop/event in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on May 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Self-taught designer needs help

Does anyone know of any sewing/fashion workshops around chicago? [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Mar 4, 2010 - 2 answers

To Write is to write is to write.

Charlotte, NC, transplant writer (involuntarily amateur) looking for a writing circle/critique group/community of writers. [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Feb 28, 2010 - 1 answer

When I grow up I want to be Adam Savage.

I want to possess the knowledge, tools, materials, and workspace to make whatever the hell I feel like making, whenever I feel like making it. Because I can’t do this overnight, I want to start with the most versatile tools and skill first. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 22, 2010 - 48 answers

Give me your poor, your tired, your counted.

I'm desperately looking for a comprehensive breakdown of income distribution in Canada. Help a statistics-challenged workshop leader. [more inside]
posted by liquado on Feb 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Have camera, will travel.

I just realized that I have 7 vacation days from 2009 that I need to use before the end of March or I will lose them. I'm considering taking a "destination" photo class somewhere for all or part of that time. I've already checked out the offerings at the Maine Media Workshop, but none of them really set my heart aflame. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me keep the shutterbugs happy!

What should I include in a 3 hour photography workshop aimed at 30 12-15 year olds? [more inside]
posted by man down under on Nov 22, 2009 - 16 answers

Photo workshop recommendations.

Any recommendations for great multi-day photo workshops for advanced amateurs (preferably in the western US)? [more inside]
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion on Oct 23, 2009 - 2 answers

radio rookies, redux!

Three days, four to six kids, let's learn how to write a radio story. Go! [more inside]
posted by puckish on Oct 22, 2009 - 6 answers

How to assign Workshop Training Sessions?

Organizing a Training Workshop: How do I easily/quickly assign Workshop attendees to their First Choice/Second Choice from a group of 5 topics? There's gotta be a better way than popsicle sticks! [more inside]
posted by Mrs_Eep on Oct 21, 2009 - 2 answers

How can a writing workshop share their work online?

What would be the best web-based file hosting service to use as a shared "Documents" folder for the various members of my writing workshop? [more inside]
posted by patnasty on May 12, 2009 - 7 answers

I get my house back and gain a new building!

Woodworkers I need you! A dream fulfilled: We are being given a new workshop! I need help ensuring we plan correctly. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jan 1, 2009 - 15 answers

Anyone know of a TechShop equivalent in London?

Anyone know of a TechShop equivalent in London?
posted by bullox on Dec 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Best way to sharpen?

I have a bunch of dull knives, chisels, etc. I think I'm looking for a bench grinder. Used? New? How do I use it when I've got it? [more inside]
posted by echo target on Oct 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Looking for an e-guitar boot camp!

My wife and I are looking for a "boot camp" to learn to play electric guitar. Can you recommend any kind of retreats, workshops camps, schools, that offer intense one- or two-week e-guitar training in a pleasant, vacation-like surroundings? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Aug 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Public Speaking workshop in Toronto?

Please recommend a public speaking workshop in Toronto. [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Aug 1, 2008 - 4 answers

How do you get photography into them?

What are the best exercises to improve photographic skills? I am planning a series of workshops with both young and mature students who want to engage with photography. The workshops can be a preparation for studying photography at university or form a basis of a portfolio. Ultimately I am trying to encourage creative development and critical thinking about photography. [more inside]
posted by slimeline on Jul 24, 2008 - 16 answers

Introduce an NYC artist to corporate America.

I'd like to send my favorite cousin to an NYC-area conference for a college graduation present. [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Apr 17, 2008 - 3 answers

I am building a building.

Setting up shop filter. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Mar 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Learning assertiveness?

I need to find an assertiveness course or workshop in London. A good one. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Is there something to do at a workshop besides write on a flip chart?

What is a workshop? I have been giving public speeches at conferences and the like for years, but occasionally I am asked to give a workshop and I'm not sure what one is or how to do one under the specific circumstances that I am often in. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Feb 9, 2008 - 28 answers

Where does all the wood live?

Help me retain my sanity. Those of you who have a workshop in your house, please help me find a system. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jan 21, 2008 - 7 answers

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