April is National Poetry Month!

So my challenge to you and myself is to write more poetry. Take it to the extreme and join the 30/30 challenge, or just carve out a small chunk of time to devote yourself to the word once or twice a week. In addition to being fun and creative, it can also be very therapeutic and healing. Try it!

Also, if you want to go out to see and hear some great poetry, here are some upcoming opportunities in DC.

Saturday, April 6th 11am-3pm FREE
FAMILY DAY @ The National Portrait Gallery
My students and I will be leading tours of the Poetic Likeness exhibit and conducting writing workshops prior to an open mic for young people.

Tuesday, April 9th 4pm-7pm FREE
POETRY CARNIVAL @ MLK Library Teen Space
We’re throwing another carnival full of wild rides and fun poetry games.

Wednesday, April 17th 9pm-11pm $5
WEDS NIGHT OPEN MIC @ Busboys and Poets 5th & K
Hosted by yours truly every 3rd Wednesday of the month!

Saturday, April 20th 5pm-7pm $5
YOUTH OPEN MIC SERIES @ Busboys and Poets 5th & K
Featuring 4 Swedish Slam Champions, and co-hosted by the talented teens of the DC Youth Slam Team.

ALL MONTH LONG YOUR STUDENTS AND KIDS CAN SUBMIT TO
THE WORLD & ME STUDENT POETRY CONTEST 2013

Get your kids to submit to this Youth Poetry Contest! www.SplitThisRock.Submittable.com

Get your kids to submit to this Youth Poetry Contest! http://www.SplitThisRock.Submittable.com

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