Workshops

If you are looking for a workshops for teachers, writers, creative people, or any organization looking for a way to bring its members together for fun, enlightenment, and motivation, check out a workshop below to suit your needs.

FOR TEACHERS

The Poetry-Friendly Classroom

In this workshop, Shaun shows how any classroom (not just a language arts or literature one) can be a poetry-friendly one. Through poetry, students can become more engaged in what they are learning. Practical tips, ideas, and lessons are explained and the workshop is suitable for teachers at any grade level or for any subject area.

This workshop was first presented at the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference in Oklahoma City.

Facilitating wordplay (poker poetry).

Facilitating wordplay (poker poetry).

Wordplay to Wake Up the Day

Students can become better readers, writers, listeners, and communicators if they are able to retain a love of words and images (something I think all of us have when we are young). This workshop shows how teachers can engage students with fun, easy, and creative wordplay activities that increase learning and motivation. Suitable for all ages and subjects.

This workshop was first presented at the Summer Superintendent’s Workshop at Grove High School.

FOR WOMEN’S GROUPS, WRITING GROUPS, or SUPPORT GROUPS

Journey in Words to a Personal Mythology

As writers, we can arrive at a personal mythology through writing about the places and experiences that influenced and are still influencing our lives. This workshop will engage participants in a journey with words to discover the places in our pasts that inform our present lives. We will begin with warm-up writing exercises and proceed with more in-depth exercises, allowing participants to find their own personal mythologies.

This workshop was first presented at the Story Circle Network: What Wildness is This Writing Conference.

FOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, BUSINESSES, ETC.

Journey & Journal in Words & Art

Take a journey with words and art to discover the places in our pasts that inform our present lives. Participants will make an art journal and complete a few writing exercises to begin filling it. Suggested materials include a notebook/composition journal to be altered, glue stick, scrapbook paper, and scissors. Instead of bringing supplies, participants can purchase a craft packet from the presenter for $5.00. Best for teens and adults.

This workshop was first presented at the Woodward Convention Center for the Woodward Public Library Adult Summer Program.

Facilitating a story workshop at the Territory Tellers Winter Retreat

Facilitating a story workshop at the Territory Tellers Winter Retreat

The Story in Everything

This workshop invites participants to play with words, poetry, stories, phrases–whatever strikes you–with others in an informal, improvised group setting. The emphasis is on how we are all natural storytellers and how we can use our stories to connect with others. Suitable for any group of adults.

This workshop was first presented at the Territory Tellers Winter Retreat at St. Crispin’s Conference Center in Wewoka OK.

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