New Summer Poetry Classes at Big Blue Marble Bookstore!

I asked local poet Jane Cassady why her new poetry classes this summer for kids at Big Blue Marble Bookstore can’t be missed. Here’s what she told me:

1. You can bring your kids to poetry class and have an hour for yourself to hang out in the bookstore or co-op or Springboard Studio or High Point Cafe, etc…
2. Because it’s awesome arts and crafts poetry fun!
3. It’s great vocabulary building and reading help.
4. We’re going to put out an anthology at the end of the class so kids will be published poets by the end of the summer!

Check out the details:

Miss Jane’s Poetry Club (for children 5-7 yrs) Tuesdays, June 29-August 10. (6 sessions–no class the week of Independence Day) 1pm-2pm

Fun with words! Each week, we will get inspired by poems and songs from poets of all ages and backgrounds. Using word games, arts and crafts, skits and other activities, we will learn new and exciting ways to express our amazing gifts. Poetry Club is an excellent way for kids to increase vocabulary, practice spelling, and receive extra reading help. At the end of the class, students will be published in a chapbook along with the other Big Blue Marble Poetry Classes. We’ll have a festival to celebrate! 100.00 (includes supplies and copies of the poetry/art book.) Scholarships available. Pre-register at aesthetic52@yahoo.com, 215-432-4036.


Miss Jane’s Poetry Club (for children 8-12 yrs) Wednesdays, June 30-August 11. (6 sessions, no class the week of Independence Day) 1pm-2pm

Fun with words! Each week, we will get inspired by poems and songs from poets of all ages and backgrounds. Using word games, arts and crafts, skits and other activities, we will learn new and exciting ways to express our amazing gifts. Poetry Club is also an excellent way for kids to increase vocabulary, practice spelling, and receive extra reading help. At the end of the class, we will be published in a chapbook along with the other Big Blue Marble Poetry Classes. We’ll have a festival to celebrate! 100.00 (includes supplies and copies of the poetry/art book.) Scholarships available. Pre-register at aesthetic52@yahoo.com, 215-432-4036.

All of these will classes happen at Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philly, in the community room.

Jane Cassady is the booking maven for the Philadelphia Poetry Slam. She has appeared in The November 3rd Club, The Comstock Review, Valley of the Contemporary Poets, and other journals. She has performed at such venues as LouderArts in New York City, Valley Contemporary Poets in Los Angeles, and The Encyclopedia Show in Chicago. She has taught poetry to all ages from pre-K to adult, and believes in coaxing out everyone’s unique poet voice.

One thought on “New Summer Poetry Classes at Big Blue Marble Bookstore!

  • Ericka Davis

    This is a great opportunity to expand on poetry fr all ages. What a wonderful idea for the summer.

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