Workshops + Mentoring

bringing your creative voice out to play at any age

Experiential Workshops + Mentoring

As the founder of The Poartry Project, I spent many years loving school and cherishing my classroom time, but it’s the outdoor learning adventures I always remember most. Our workshops and customized summer and after-school mentoring experiences create welcoming, inclusive, encouraging spaces of “no mistakes” where creative voices of all ages and experience levels are given free range to come out and play – outdoors in nature as much as possible. The Poartry Project loves helping lives of all ages and experiences discover that they are more of a poet, writer, artist, storyteller than they think there are or can be, and it’s our special mission to create experiences that help dismantle and remove the inhibitions and doubts about creativity and “being good enough” that are the barriers to so many people expressing and sharing themselves fully and joyfully.

Our Next Workshops are coming up for National Poetry Month!

Writing an Art-Inspired Tone Poem (virtual)

Wednesday, April 14th
5 – 7 pm US eastern
Lake Placid Center for the Arts Virtual Workshop (via Zoom)

What happens when we apply the artist’s practice of sketching a pre-painting value study to writing a “tone” poem that builds from weighty depth to buoyant lightness? Join us to discover the answer together, along with our Gallery 46 muse artist, Kari Ganoung Ruiz.


Special PoemCity Montpelier Workshop for National Poetry Month!

Voicing Heart Workshop: How to Write a Love Poem (virtual)

Thursday, April 21st
5 – 7 pm US eastern
(via Zoom)

Be part of PoemCity 2021 by writing a love poem to Montpelier and/or Vermont to share at the special PoemCity Voicing Heart Poetry Reading. Join this free, low-key workshop for all ages and all experience levels (including none) to spark your inspiration and learn what makes a moving love poem.


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