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Creating a Monster: Grades 3-5

Oct 16
Oct 16
12 - 1 PM Central
Meg Wade
Online via Zoom
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For this class be prepared to put on your spooky hat and do the Monster Mash! In this workshop we'll use imaginative prompts to create our own monsters to use in the scary stories we write. As a class, we'll dive into the details of how and why monsters feel so real to us, and how we can find the humanity behind even the creepiest creatures.

We'll be meeting on Zoom for this virtual workshop. When you sign up, you'll receive a confirmation email that contains the link for our call.

Meg Wade is a National Poetry Series finalist and a former Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin's Creative Writing Institute. Her chapbook, Slick Like Dark, won the 2017 Snowbound Chapbook Award and is now out from Tupelo Press. Meg has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and is a co-curator of Be Witched, a literary and arts event series. You can find her poems online, as well as various print journals and anthologies. She lives and writes in Nashville, Tennessee.

What Our Students Say

"Meg Wade was so encouraging and enthusiastic as a teacher. She was clearly so passionate about the materials, and was able to discuss the craft deeply and sharply. She lead workshops with incisive critiques that helped me reflect on my own work in new ways that have opened up new avenues for exploration of my art. Thank you!"

"Meg presented the material and models with great enthusiasm and created a really innovative exercise. She is so knowledgeable about poetry, but she knew just how much to feed us so that we could apply it to our own writing as a start."

"Meg Wade packs a lot of learning and writing into her classes. Meg's choice of examples and our discussion deepened my understanding of prose poetry. The prompt and subsequent discussion of our writing inspired several of us to continue working on the pieces we began. This was an informative and motivating workshop, and Meg's style of facilitating is welcoming and skilled."

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