Poetry for a Purpose

Holyoke, MA
tzivia@tziviagover.com

Mission

Poetry for a Purpose employs poetry as a tool for self-expression and building confidence and competence in writing.

Profile

Poetry for a Purpose is an inspiring and energizing program that was developed to teach poetry to at-risk youth and adults in literacy settings. Poetry for a Purpose workshops are available for all groups, from new readers and writers to experienced wordsmiths and everyone in between. Participants will:
* Read and write poems together in a fun and supportive atmosphere
* Replace fear of poetry with inspiration and enthusiasm
* Educators will learn to bring poetry into any classroom environment

Information

Tzivia Gover developed Poetry for a Purpose while working in literacy classes for adults and young adults. She has found that poetry is one way to address issues of literacy along with deeper issues of self-expression, self-enrichment and self-awareness.

Poetry for a Purpose workshops have been presented to:
* Students grades K-12
* Adult literacy learners
* Adults in English as a Second Language classes
* Prison Educators
* Teen Mothers
* Educators who work with adults and children, including special needs students
* ... and many more ... Email InOtherWordsInk@comcast.net to find out how you can bring Poetry for a Purpose to your site.

Products/Services

Poetry for a Purpose Workshops are available for educational, professional and community groups. Workshops are tailored to the needs of participants and can be one session or several-weeks long.

Prices vary based on the length and type of each workshop.

News

Tzivia Gover has taught poetry to teachers, children, adults in literacy and ESOL settings and to at-risk youth. The results to date have been truly inspiring.

"I am the poet of heart
and I am the poet of life.
I am the poet of the wind and
I am the poet of the rain."
ó By Yahaira
Poetry for a Purpose workshop participant

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