Writers' Blocks: Youth Poetry Workshop with Judith Towse Roberts


Have fun learning the art of poetry with poet and educator Judith Towse Roberts. Learn about narrative poems, dialogue poems, Blues poems, rap, character poems and free verse. Discuss image, metaphor, simile, repetition, sound and poetic structure. Exercises will spark creative fires!

Classes for youth, grades 6-12, are 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, at The Writers Place. Fee: $150 (Some scholarships available.)

For more information, please call 816-753-1090.
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About the Instructor:

Judith Towse Roberts is a writer, educator and poet. Her book of poems, Chrysanthemums I Once Thought Sweet, was a finalist in the Thorpe Menn competition, and her works have appeared in many literary magazines as well as in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul. Now retired after 40 years of teaching in public and private schools, Judy coordinates In Our Own Words, The Writers Place's writing workshops for middle and high school students who are at-risk academically and socially. She  is also a member of the writing collective Vox Narro, which received an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Rocket Grant from the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art to share stories about Kansas City's new immigrant communities through writing. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, as well as an M.A. in English/Education and a master's in counseling/psychology.