Making Poems Pop: Reading & Writing Like A Poet

Join us for a journey into poetry! We'll peek behind the curtains at some of the key aspects of contemporary poetry, such as intent, diction, imagery, and form, and we'll turn our thinking into some of our own fantastic poems.

What to expect: a mix of mini-lesson, exemplars, and writing prompts, along with modelling that you can make your own. We're going to take poems apart to see how they work, and we're going to build our own from scratch. Bring your questions, bring your brain, and bring your writer's notebook. See you there!

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10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

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  • LA Matheson Secondary
    Kyle McKillop

    Kyle McKillop has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, where he wrote a thesis in poetry. He�s the English Lead Learner at LA Matheson Secondary, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Katzie, Kwantlen, Qayqayt, St�:lo, Stz'uminus, Tsawwassen, and WS�NEC First Nations. There he teaches senior English and co-teaches the cross-curricular Arts Integrated Module 9. He is also the president of the BC Teachers of English Language Arts and a past president of the Surrey English Teachers� Association. Find him on Twitter: @KyleMcKillop.