We are delighted to announce we have Kelly Bingham coming to do a poetry workshop with English classes all day in The Unquiet Library on Monday, April 28! Bingham, author of Shark Girl, will also be the featured author at Readergirlz in April!
You can visit her official website at http://www.kellybingham.net/index.html .
What will students do in this poetry workshop? Students will learn about different kinds of poems. Ms. Bingham will help students explore the concepts of word choice, “showing, instead of telling,” the element of surprise, editing poems, drafting poems, and revising poems. Students will also get to participate in a writing exercise at the end of that lecture.
Kelly Bingham is the author of a young adult novel entitled Shark Girl. It was published in April 2007 and has been nominated by the American Library Association for a Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. It is also being featured in a special insert on debut fiction in Kirkus Reviews. Kelly Bingham was a story artist and later director for Walt Disney Feature Animation, where she worked for twelve years. She received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College in 2004. Kelly lives with her husband and their five children in Ellijay, Georgia.