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Poetry Workshops for Kids

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Celebrate Poetry at the Storyteller Bookstore with our April Wordplay Creative Writing Workshops!



April 9:   

Smiling Cats: Playing with Personification

April 16:   

Waterfall of Words:  Using Sound in Poems

April 30:   

Picture Pieces:  Art and Imagery  

Just a few spots left! 



To fill out a registration form (or if you have any questions), email [email protected] or come down to the Storyteller. 




Sessions are $25 each– or sign-up for all three and pay $65Sessions include:  

notebook, light snack, multiple writing activities and a chance to publish in our literary journal, Word Waves

Writers ages 8-10 meet from 4-5 p.m.   Writers 11 and up meet from 5:15-6:15 p.m.


Walnut Creek Students’ Poetry Contest and Workshops

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Student Poetry Contest

“If I Could, I Would…”

Train my pets to be superheroes

Save the ocean

Turn my high school into a musical

The Walnut Creek Library Foundation celebrates poetry with our third annual student poetry contest, encouraging young writers to stretch their imaginations and dream big. The contest is open to students at Walnut Creek schools.

The deadline for submissions is March 11, 2011.

  • The contest is free and all participants will receive a poetry contestant certificate.
  • All entries must be submitted with a contest entry form. Download the brochure and entry form on their website. First, second, third place and honorable mention prizes will be awarded in four categories: K-3, 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
  • Finalists will be judged by students in the St. Mary’s Master of Fine Arts Program.
  • First, second, and third place winners will have the opportunity to read their poems at the Poetry Celebration on April 16 at the library.

New in 2011 – Poetry Workshops

Cheryl Dumesnil, poet and teacher, will offer free poetry workshops to students on Saturday, January 29 at the Walnut Creek Library. Registration opens on January 5, 2011. In order to ensure opportunity for students throughout Walnut Creek to attend, the number of participants per school may be limited.

Grades K-3 10:15 -11:00 AM        Grades 4-5 11:15-12:15 PM         

Grades 6-8 1:00-2:15 PM              Grades 9-12 2:30-3:45 PM

Workshops in the Oak View Room at the Walnut Creek Library, registration is REQUIRED. Please call 925.935.5395 to register.

Poetry Celebration and Reading!

On Saturday, April 16, there will be a reading, celebration and award ceremony at Walnut Creek Library in the Oak View Room at 11:00. We hope you join us to celebrate poetry and our world!    Download application here