Write Out Loud, in partnership with San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Public Library
invites you to join us to encourage students to read
The Poetry of Charles Wright
The Nation’s Poet Laureate
“Charles Wright is a master of the meditative, image-driven lyric. Wright’s body of work combines a Southern sensibility with an allusive expansiveness, for moments of singular musicality.”
Many young people, dare we say most, are less interested in reading and poetry and more interested in friends, music, computers, sports, clothing, dance, eating, etc. Read Imagine Create is designed to get them interested in reading and poetry by providing opportunities for them to re-imagine the themes and images of one or more of Charles Wright’s poems into a medium of their choice.
We are asking teachers to introduce Mr. Wright’s poetry into their curriculum and encourage students to re-imagine it via their own creation related to a chosen poem’s themes: a short scene or monologue, an original story or poem, an illustration, a painting, a fashion/costume/set design, a book jacket, a graphic novel, a film/video, a song, a skateboard, a recitation of a Charles Wright poem, etc.
The best of these will be presented as part of a Read – Imagine – Create Celebration in April 2014. Student artwork will be displayed at a variety of libraries in San Diego and winning literary and media pieces will be presented at an event at Old Town Theatre. Entries will be judged in three categories – Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Media/Performing Arts. Cash prizes will be awarded for winning entries.
Write Out Loud has collections of Mr. Wright’s works available for classrooms. Links will be provided for information about Mr. Wright and his work.
Please Join Us for a Teacher Workshop – September 25th at 4:00 pm
Madison High School Room #101 – 4833 Doliva Drive, San Diego 92117 Light Refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Write Out Loud at email@example.com
If you are unable to attend the workshop but want to participate
OR if you need books for your classroom OR if you have questions, please email or call. Student entry forms available at the workshop or upon request.