Poetry Paths is a project of the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House at Franklin & Marshall College.
Category Archives: In the Schools
We’re thrilled to announce that the latest Poetry Paths artwork, a mural by Jared Bader, has just been installed at Water Street Ministries. Here is the link to the article about the mural in LNP.
Wednesday, May 23 6:30 – 8:00 pm Schnader Theater at the Roschel Performing Arts Center Franklin & Marshall College (College Ave. between New and Frederick Streets.) From October 2011 through April 2012, students from Lancaster’s public elementary schools have been … Continue reading
A lively group of partners from both the sites and the schools joined us and our primary funders, Lancaster County Community Foundation, and Franklin & Marshall College, for a reception on June 14. It was a time for introductions among … Continue reading
The Schnader Theatre at Roschel Performing Arts Center, Franklin & Marshall College From October 2010 through April 2011, students from Lancaster’s public elementary and middle schools have been studying and writing poetry inspired by our city. Help celebrate their work … Continue reading
Today, 50 fourth graders and their teachers (Stacy Herr and Wendy Weaver) from Wharton Elementary walked down the street to the Lancaster Arts Hotel to learn about the intertwining of art, music and poetry. Local artist, Claire Giblin showed her … Continue reading
This week, about 50 students at Martin Luther King Elementary School participated in a Poetry Paths workshop on the themes of the underground railroad, migration and empowerment. Provocative images from Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series’ created a visual story the students … Continue reading
There are seeds in you. You can plant your seed with grace in a simple garden. These were the first lines from Ciara Landron’s poem, “Lessons from a Green Roof,” composed under the tutelage of our Poet in the Schools, Barbara Strasko. … Continue reading
Forty 6th and 7th graders from Reynolds Middle School practiced blurring the boundaries between English and Social Studies. With rich histories imparted on local heroes, John Reynolds, Thaddeus Stevens and Lydia Hamilton Smith, the students responded in poetry. Barbara Strasko, … Continue reading
This week, 40 fourth and fifth graders and their teachers (Linda Cummings and Chris Maiorino) from Burrowes Elementary took a field trip to the Conestoga Greenway to learn about the poetic nature of the river. Ted Groff, naturalist at Lancaster … Continue reading
Programming in the schools for 2009-10 ended with the Kids Poetry Event, a celebratory night where fifty students who participated in Poetry Paths read their original works on stage, joined by a rousing performance by the McCaskey Jazz Band and enjoyed … Continue reading