Angela Dribben, published poet and vice president for the local division of the The Poetry Society of Virginia, led workshops for ninth- and tenth-grade English students at Bassett High School and Magna Vista High School in October and November. Students collaged, drew, wrote and created redaction poems. These workshops are part of a series of poetry programming provided in schools by Piedmont Arts, through a grant received from the Harvest Youth Board.
The series also included Professional Development by Virginia Commission for the Arts’ teaching poet Regie Cabico in partnership with Henry County Public Schools and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, for secondary teachers, Regie Cabico’s workshop at Blue Ridge Regional Library in Martinsville on Oct. 26, and workshops by Roscoe Burnems in Martinsville City Public Schools in September of this year.
Coming up in November, Carlisle School's upper school will participate in a virtual workshop with Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Poet Laureate and VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts teaching artist.