From free verse to sonnets, from self-expression to poetry about science, social studies or literature – Mimi will engage your students in understanding themselves, the curriculum and the world through reading and writing poetry. Their analytical skills will increase as their creativity comes alive. Students who seem disinterested in learning will get excited about writing, while those who are already confident will strengthen their abilities. Mimi will work with you to custom-design this residency to fit your curriculum, your teaching style and your students, and to get everyone – including you – excited about poetry. One- to three-day Poetry for High School workshops for teachers and students are also available.
Mimi Herman transforms lives. She is a Kennedy Center teaching artist, writer, and editor, and the director of the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute. Since 1990, Mimi has engaged over 25,000 students with writing residencies, as well as providing professional development for teachers, administrators, and teaching artists. Mimi is a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, and co-director of Writeaways writing workshops in France, Italy, and New Mexico. A North Carolina Piedmont Laureate and recipient of the United Arts Council Business Support of the Arts Award, Mimi is the author of The Kudzu Queen, A Field Guide to Human Emotions, Logophilia, and The Art of Learning.