Moving Poetry Day Camp (February 14-15, 2009)
Moving Poetry May Fair
The Event reunited many of the students and teachers of Moving Poetry from the last several years, giving them an opportunity to hone their skills and gain more practice with poems and creative approaches. It was also an event to introduce this year's workshops in July and August at the Creative Writing Forum.
During the Fair, the students moved from one mini-workshop to another. All workshops were held in designated areas of the hall, each exhibiting a distinctive physical and intellectual environment. In this way, students had a chance to hear from the poets a range of styles and ideas offered at more depth in summer classes.
The Fair was also marked by the presence of the Fulbright Senior Specialist Ellen Kaplan from Smith College. Her introductory remarks on creativity signaled the opening of this year's Fair.
Students were able to have all their senses stimulated as they began to write and organize ideas. Live music in the background, plants, flowers, balloons, giant splashes of color-all offered an open spirit and environment for encouraging new ways to see.
Poets Tim Kaiser, Eddie Tay and Yuen Che-hung introduced their approaches
and warmed up for the summer classes. Please click here to see the short
VCD of the May Fair.
We hope to see many of you again next year!
Participating Schools and Team
Poets: Yuen Che-hung, Eddie Tay, Timothy Kaiser
Poet Assistants: Juan T. Castillo Jr., Fiona Chung, Sandy To, Cho Jing Man Winnie, Alanis Chan, Chau Ching Yu, Ivy
Musicians: Adrian Lam and Fiona Chung
Over 90 schools have been involved in Moving Poetry in the past 4 years. Each year, 12 international and local poets and 12 undergraduate and postgraduate students have been involved in teaching the workshops.
Teachers' workshops: The teachers' workshops were designed to give teachers insights and ideas about creative writing, easily adaptable to their own schools and classrooms. Teachers have had a chance to learn more about creative writing from experienced poets.
Students' workshops: Students in each class were lead by a poet and a teaching assistant. When these students attended the writing workshops, they had a chance develop an ear for craft and creativity, while building self-confidence in all their subjects.
Andrew Motion Lecture
Master Classes in the Schools
Moving Poetry Series