Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ted Scheu the Poetry Guy! January 8th, 3:30-4:45

Salisbury Library Warms Up Winter with Children’s Poet Ted Scheu

In conjunction with the Vermont Reads program, and in celebration of the remarkable legacy of Robert Frost, the Salisbury Library is pleased to present children’s poet, Ted Scheu (That Poetry Guy) on Thursday, January 8th 2009, from 3:30 to 4:45 PM, for an afternoon writing workshop. Children in 3rd-6th grade are invited. Younger and older children who love to write are also welcome!!!! Fasten your seatbelts, and get ready for an afternoon of smiles and fine writing with a top children’s poet.

Ted will share some of his own fun and funny poems and then he’ll lead a fun writing workshop where each child will write a poem that is reminiscent of one of Robert Frost’s.

Scheu lives in Middlebury. He is a former teacher who now travels all over the world as a visiting author conducting poetry writing workshops in schools for grades K-6. His poems have been published worldwide, most recently in two new collections called, “I Froze My Mother and Other Seriously Funny Family Poems,” and “I Tickled My Teachers,” Cold Tree Publishing, TN (2008) and in many popular anthologies in the US including, ”I Invited a Dragon to Dinner” by Philomel, NY (2002), and “If Kids Ruled the School”, “Rolling in the Aisles,” and “Miles of Smiles,” by Meadowbrook Press, MN (2004), and in the UK in six anthologies published by Macmillan, Scholastic, and Hodder Children’s Books. He also has a self-published CD of his poems called, “Warning, Don’t Eat More Than Three!” His work may also be found at his web site at www.poetryguy.com. Some of Scheu’s books will be available for sale and signing on the day of the workshop.

Don’t miss this chance to write, share, listen, and laugh—all at the same time!

Call Jennifer Stefani at 388-4014 (home) or at 352-4198 (library) to register your child for this event! We need to know how many people are coming so please leave a message with your child’s name and your phone number when you call.

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