From free verse to sonnets, from self-expression to poetry about science, social studies or literature - Mimi Herman 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.
Mimi Herman is a Kennedy Center teaching artist, writer and editor, and director of the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute. Since 1990, she 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 AWP Board of Directors and co-director of Writeaways writing workshops in Italy, France and New Mexico. In 2017 she was named the North Carolina Piedmont Laureate, and in 2020 she received the United Arts Council Business Support of the Arts Award.