Christine Perrin and the Young Writers Workshop this summer at Messiah College

26th March, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Friends– New, old, and future. I’m teaching at this week-long, serious-minded, fun and friendly writers camp this summer. I hope you will come. It should be a great time together. We will do a good bit of reading, writing, talking, getting feedback on our work, and, hopefully, bonding. FYI: there are only 15 spots for » Read More

Art of Poetry DVD release–class, activities, etc…

13th March, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Here is a sample hour long class and activity demonstration from the ARt of Poetry DVD series which is being released soon. It includes an introduction, an hour long discussion about imagery and poems with 4 engaged students, and myself demonstrating the activities at the back of the chapter that students would be doing on » Read More

Poetry and children at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore Cafe

13th March, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Every week M and M (two sisters ages 7 and 9) and I get together and study poetry together for only an hour. We go to the local bookstore coffeehouse (the Midtown Scholar–try it out if you are in the area, it’s fantastic!) and get hot chocolate and talk about a poem. We read it » Read More

Ash and Water, Lent and Baptism

2nd March, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Been thinking a lot about the relationship between ash and water because of Ash Wednesday last week. I went up to have ashes mark me and to hear those words we forget every day–that we’ve come from dust and we are returning to dust (Roethke says it this way: I wake to sleep). But just » Read More