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Poetry as Storytelling

Joliet Public Library
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Grades 7-12, no registration required
Featuring Shavahn Dorris-Jefferson, local poet and educator! Most people don’t think of poems as stories, but they are. Poems can entertain, educate, inspire, and move us as well as any novel. And, like stories, poems are meant to be spoken and shared. In this intro to poetry, we’ll read and discuss classic and contemporary poetry, focusing on the storytelling aspects of poetry. We’ll also discover how to tell our own stories in poems, and get some practice writing and sharing our work.