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The UWM Writing Project, Teen Writing Academy: Poetry Gr. 9-12 New Class


This fun and imaginative genre-specific writing class focuses solely on poetry. Work closely with UWMWP instructors in small groups to learn advanced poetic concepts. Build, and possibly finish, a larger collection of poetry throughout the course.

  • Explore advanced poetry concepts including free verse, form and spoken word.
  • Receive additional individual instruction and response in small groups.
  • Read samples of poetic writing from contemporary and modern writers.
  • Learn writing practices and approaches used by professional poets.
  • Further cultivate a personal writing process from free writing to drafting, and editing to publishing.
  • Celebrate with a community event focused on performing poetry for a live audience!

The more general Teen Writing Academy is not a prerequisite, but you should have a basic understanding of poetic concepts, as you will be applying advanced writing strategies. We also highly encourage students to bring a collection of poetry that you have been working on.

There is a 45-minute, supervised lunch break every day. Please bring a bag lunch or, if you have permission to leave unattended, you can purchase lunch at the student union.
Mon.-Fri., July 28-Aug. 1
Location: UWM Union, Terrace Room
Instructor: Peter Brooks, and other UWMWP-approved instructors
Program No. 8440-4017
Note: Gr 9-12
Once your child is registered there are no refunds or transfers. Refunds are made only for classes canceled by CFK/CFT.
Registration Deadline: Wed., July 30
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Due to limited resources we are no longer accepting scholarship applications for summer 2014. Application process begins each year on Jan. 1.
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Multiple Course Discount
If you are enrolling two or more students, please indicate that in the note section when you register. Appropriate discounts and credits will be applied after you register. Adjusted price will be shown on your confirmation.

College for Kids/Teens Summer 2014 Office
will be located in the Union, Rooom 143
Our summer office will be located in the Student Union, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd., room 143. We can be reached by phone (414) 229-6364. We will be at this location from June 1 - Aug. 15, 2014.

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