Bringing Poets into Classrooms

wesley-mcnairStory Preservation’s recording of Maine Poet Laureate WESLEY MCNAIR – along and his memoir THE WORDS I CHOSE will serve as the jumping off point for a Learning Lab project at Franklin High School in Franklin, NH. The students will listen to Wes’ oral history, read his poetry and memoir – and will then write both prose and poetry informed by their own life experience.

The Colby College (Waterville, Maine) Special Collections Library, which houses Wes’ extensive collection of papers, has generously allowed Story Preservation to use material archived there for our Learning Lab project.

To listen to Wes’ recording, jump to:

https://storypreservation.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/maine-poet-laureate-%E2%8E%A5wesley-mcnair/

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