National Writing Project

2011 Summer Poetry Institute: Write-Teach-Lead


2011 Summer Poetry Institute: Write-Teach-Lead

July 5–8, 2011

New York, New York


The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers , the Poetry Society of America , and the National Writing Project present the 2011 Summer Poetry Institute, July 5–8, in New York City. The Institute will convene 75 teachers of grades 7–12 who are self-identified poetry writers and a roster of renowned poets to focus on the craft of poetry, classroom instruction and community involvement.

The Summer Poetry Institute champions poetry teaching as a time-honored approach to learning, with an aim to preserve the craft as an important means of creative and intellectual growth. The Institute will present practical ways that teachers can incorporate poetry reading and writing into classroom instruction and also inspire their own personal poetry writing. The Institute is structured with daily group sessions and smaller-scale afternoon breakout sessions.


The Summer Poetry Institute will:

  • empower teachers to cultivate their personal poetry writing
  • invigorate curriculum on teaching poetry in classrooms
  • generate poetry projects that can be implemented in communities nationwide.


While there is no cost for this institute, individuals or sites will be responsible for the costs of travel and lodging. A group discount rate of $225/night will be available at the SoHo Grand Hotel .

Applications are no longer being accepted. To view the original application information, click here.


For more information, contact Tanya Baker at

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