Write Onsite – Entering Grades 8 through 12
Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9
11 am to 3 pm
Grades 8 through 12
Flash fiction, poetry, word art, scripts or short stories…whatever your favorite creative-writing genre(s), immerse yourself in a week of guided writing and inspiration! Working with your peers – other devoted writers – you’ll have the chance to respond to the themes and images of the current exhibitions in whatever written form you choose, then share your work with each other -and the museum’s visitors. This workshop is led by Barb Jennes, a poet, certified teacher, and Aldrich educator.
About Barb Jennes
After an early career in poetry followed by twenty-five years as a professional writer and editor for corporations, ad agencies, and magazines, Barb Jennes transferred her passion and skills to teaching middle-school English. According to Jennes, teaching is the ultimate creative career, requiring insight and intuition into what makes the adolescent mind engage and expand. Jennes was a summa cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, where she majored in English with a creative writing focus. In addition, she holds an MS degree in Educational Curriculum. She has led many creative writing workshops for teens and adults over the years. When not teaching or writing, Jennes enjoys visiting contemporary art museums across the country.