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Visual poetry project at Daniel Bagley Elementary

By Erica Browne Grivas Visual poems are a perennial student art project at Daniel Bagley Elementary (7821 Stone Ave N). For this project, children create a self-portrait or a drawing built not with simple strokes and lines, but with words that support and relate to the picture. The visual poems on display in the school’s lobby now were created by Mr. Moore’s 4th/5th grade Montessori students in an art class led by Temple McNeer. “Students were learning about the proportion of the human face through the experience of drawing self-portraits,” says McNeer. “I thought it would be powerful to include text they had…

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with open mic poetry sessions at the Green Lake Library

April is National Poetry Month. Seattle Public Library is celebrating with a variety of free programs, including two “PoetsWest” events at the Green Lake Library (7364 E Green Lake Dr N): On Saturday, April 14, 2012, 4 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., an open mic session will follow featured poets Jane Alynn and Daniella Pawl. And, on Saturday, April 21, 2012, 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., join PoetsWest for a panel discussion on justice, followed by a discussion with the audience and open mic time. For more information, call the Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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