Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Available for Readings and Programs

Robert Demaree is available for poetry readings and programs without charge to non-profit organizations.
  • Using Poetry to Retrieve the Past (45 minutes)
Bob draws on the work of Jane Kenyon and Ted Kooser, as well as his own work, to examine how we can use the techniques of poets to create narratives of the past. Program designed for club meetings, luncheon programs, etc.
  • Readings with Commentary (10-60 minutes)
Readings can be tailored to specific interests and topics, e.g., Seasons in New England, Retirement and Senior Living, Poems About Schools and Teaching

  • Programs and Brief Workshops

Access to Contemporary Poetry (1-3 hours)
A look at several 20th and 21st century poets, to show how poets communicate in accessible language.

Telling Your Story (1-4 sessions)
Interactive workshop. Participants who wish to will use techniques of accessible poetry to convey personal and family stories.

Workshops and Programs for High School Creative Writing Classes and Literary Magazine Staffs

Workshops Primarily for Poets

Publication and Marketing: The Poet and the World of the Small Press
To See and See Again: Techniques of Composition and Revision
Poetry and Personal Identity
The Poetry of Time and Place

Robert Demaree’s programs have been well received by groups ranging from high school students to senior citizens’ groups. He has been the featured reader at numerous poetry venues in the Northeast and North Carolina, including libraries at Conway, Wolfeboro, Moultonborough, Effingham and Center Strafford, N.H., Lovell, Me., the Greensboro, N.C., Historical Guild, English-Speaking Union, the Twin Lakes, Arbor Acres, Penny Bryn and Well Spring retirement communities, and the Rust Pond Association.

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