Interactive Poetry Workshop for Middle School Students

de Leon Barrera, Bettina

Interactive Poetry Workshop for Middle School Students


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Saturday, November 5, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Crumpacker Library
Portland Art Museum
Note: When registering, please include the student’s name. The student’s school should also be included in the “notes” field. Registration is limited to middle school students.

taught by Bettina de León Barrera

In this poetry workshop for middle school (grades 6-8) youth, bilingual (Spanish and English) poet Bettina de León Barrera will provide opportunities for participants to write poetry, collaborate, innovate, and share.

Bettina de León Barrera is a joyful, bilingual writer born in Los Angeles, California of Guatemalan descent whose writing stems from a natural inclination to transform words into meaningful exchanges. In addition to being a community activist, she is a Graduate of UC Berkeley and attended graduate studies at St. Mary’s College in Moraga and Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her poetry recently appeared in New American Writing and was chosen as a finalist for the Boston Review 2014 Discovery contest.

Contact Mary Rechner, Director of Youth Programs, for more information.