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Poetry in Balance
Grades: 9 - 12

Building trust among strangers becomes the common experience at Minds On "Poetry in the Balance." Team building and shared experiences on and off our outdoor learning course are the life-sized metaphors of this day. Student groups work inside and out with the mentors and then process that experience into writing that balances between prose and poetry.

Upcoming: Glens Falls, NY   
 
Mentor

Bill Short

Bill is an adventure learning specialist. While Bill is currently at St. Lawrence University, his checkered past has included a stint of teaching English to high school students.

Bill's workshop is endowed by the
Whiteside-Ehlert Memorial Writing Series

Testimonials

studentI came expecting techniques and learned the freedom of poetry.
studentBe expecting me back again! (3rd time) I learned a lot from all of it.
studentI enjoyed the connection between the poems and the outside activities.
For suggestions or questions please email Lborock@Rinstitute.org
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