Wordloose: A teen poetry experience! - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Wordloose: A teen poetry experience!

April 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


We are sorry that we had to cancel Wordloose and didn’t get the chance to get creative with words, but hopefully we’ll be able to offer a similar event in the future.

Date: Wednesday, April 17

Time: 6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Tickets: FREE EVENT, but must RSVP as space is limited


This workshop is all about breaking the rules – of poetry!

Did you ever wonder what a poem was about or what the author meant when they wrote it? In this class, there’s no guessing and there’s no right or wrong answers.

Join Carolyn Koesters at the museum on Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for a fun, creative workshop, where young poets will work with non-formatted poetry and learn how to break the rules of poetry they already know.

Participants will be given the theme of “Home” and come up with a list of things from their own lives that will help them with phrasing in simile and metaphor – then they’ll create a poem of their own.

Teen poets of all ages and skill levels are invited to be part of this creative workshop and the program is free, however, space is limited so everyone must RSVP.

Wordloose is companion programming to our current special exhibit, Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, on display until June 30, 2019. We would like to extend a special thanks to the Massengill-DeFriece Foundation for their support of this exhibit and its programming.


April 17, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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