12:00pm, $50 General | $45 Members of WP or Lynden | $20 Teachers
In this three-hour workshop, writer and longtime arts educator Peter Markus will pull from twenty-five years of teaching creative writing in the public schools of Detroit to offer teachers and teaching artists a variety of methods and model poems to bring back into their own classrooms. Markus believes there is a poet in every child and is visiting Milwaukee to make good on that belief.
This workshop takes place at Lynden Sculpture Garden - 2145 West Brown Deer Road. Milwaukee, WI 53217
Peter Markus is the author of Inside My Pencil: Teaching Poetry in Detroit Public Schools, as well as six other books of fiction, among them The Fish and the Not Fish and We Make Mud, both from Dzanc Books. His fiction has appeared in such places as Chicago Review, Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, and BOMB, and his essays on teaching poetry to youth have appeared frequently in Teachers & Writers Magazine. He is the Senior Writer with InsideOut Literary Arts of Detroit and is a special lecturer in Creative Writing at Oakland University.