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Our Statewide Student Day of Poetry has been broke up into five regional events for 2015. You are now perusing the LOWELL event! 

On Thursday, December 10, Mass Poetry’s Student Day of Poetry is taking over UMass Lowell! SDOP features a morning poetry sampler, writing-generative workshops, performances, readings, and a student open mic. We’ve got something for everyone, from the student who isn’t even sure they like poetry to the senior leading the after-school poetry club. 
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Thursday, December 10 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Learning from Emerging Writers

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A really cool opportunity to work with promising young writers from UMass Lowell’s creative writing concentration. Two talented college-aged writers will each guide students through a poetry-writing exercise after having discussed a few exemplary poems. Exercises will focus on some particular aspect of poetry—metaphor, collage, repetition, or voice, for example. Students will have the opportunity to share the work they produce, and to ask questions about what it’s like to be a writer in college.

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Sean Darling

Sean Darling is a junior majoring in English/Creative Writing at UMass Lowell. | | Sample poem: | | Hockey Season | | We climbed a squat grassy hill, | Wriggled under an old fence and back down | The other side again.  This time didn’t take long, | Without the catching and clattering  | Of homemade hockey sticks and snowboards | To make a racket as we angled them through  | Gaps and tossed them over the rusty fence... Read More →
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Victoria Laureano

Victoria is an undergraduate student with a major in English/Creative Writing and a minor in Italian. She is a senior with hopes of going to graduate school so she can achieve her dream of teaching English to middle school students. | | Sample poem: | | White Walls | | Faced with a wall, | a blockage | in the road | like double yellow highway lines, | I found myself unable | to cross. Sturdy, stoic, serving | only to protect my safety, ... Read More →

Thursday December 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:30am

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