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Poet-in-Residence, Joshua M. Freeman Foundation
September 25, 2017 - September 29, 2017
The foundation also contributes to the vibrancy and growth of the communities of Sussex County by offering a model arts-in-education program. I am extremely proud to be a part of it this year. Thanks to the vision and generosity of the Freeman Foundation, students in nine Sussex County schools have been scheduled to take part in poetry programs in September.
Poetry in the classroom
Many Sussex County high school students were fortunate to take part in this programming last year. This year, students will hear the Twin Poets, Delaware’s poets laureate, perform hip hop poetry, and participate in Voice and Movement group classes. And I will be honored to spend the day teaching writing workshops with students and teachers at five Sussex County high schools. Students will read poems and we will write together, and get fired up about the art of poetry! The Delaware Division of the Arts supports the Freeman Foundation’s ongoing arts-in-education initiative, a valuable partner in DDoA’s mission to promote the power of creative writing, poetry performance and theatre arts, as well as the national Poetry Out Loud program.