Poet BJ Ward will be returning to the Tewksbury schools this year to work his magic with the third-graders. Ward is an award-winning poet and educator whose most recent book, Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems 1990-2013, was published in September 2013 as part of the IO Poetry Series. Ward is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for Poetry and two Distinguished Artist Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
During this residency BJ Ward will spend 3 days reading, writing, and discussing poetry with each 3rd grade class. During the workshop, students will:
• Discover poetry with the assistance of a harmonica and funny glasses
• Get their own nickname and play “Simon Says” with the unbeatable BJ Ward
• Learn the importance of specific language and metaphor in poetry
• Publish their own poem in a class booklet
Interested in sponsoring this residency?
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Sponsor-A-Residency opportunities start at $500. Don’t forget about corporate matches!
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Tewksbury Education Foundation
P.O. Box 448
Oldwick, NJ 08858
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