Past Event

The Positive Power of Poetry: A Professional Development Teacher In-Service Workshop

Facilitated by Quraysh Ali Lansana and Georgia A. Popoff, this in-service workshop facilitated will offer participants innovative approaches and activities to incorporate poetry as a learning tool in K-12 classrooms and after-school/community-based programs.

Target Audience
Principals, Literacy Coaches, Library Media Specialists, Reading/Language Arts Teachers, English Department Chairs, Reading Specialists & Teaching Artists in the K-12 Classroom

About the Facilitators

Georgia A. Popoff is a poet with two published collections of poetry, a teaching artist, arts-in-education professional development specialist, managing editor of Comstock Review, Downtown Writer’s Center faculty member, and former board member of the Association of Teaching Artists.

Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of five poetry books, a children’s book, and editor of seven anthologies. He is Director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing at Chicago State University, where he is also Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing.

The workshop is free of charge and lunch will be provided. CPDU credits will be available through the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Copies of the facilitators’ book will be available for sale at $19.95 each.

RSVP to required.

This workshop is sponsored by the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Young Chicago Authors, Guild Complex, the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, and The Public Square.