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Teachers Write 2023: A Summer of Poetry and Play
I studied poetry my third semester at Hamline University with Laurel Snyder, one of my favorite authors at #HamlineMFAC. I was no Amanda Gorman, I promise you. In any case, I'm excited for this year's Teachers Write 2023!
It's FREE! Just sign up RIGHT HERE, for crying out loud!
I would love to do this with YOU, so let me know if and when you sign up, too, so we can connect throughout this class! The great thing about this class is that your participation level is completely up to you--there is literally no downside!
So! Contact me here on my website if you're IN (because Lord knows I can't be reached on that bookFace place anymore) and we'll have a lovely time stringing powerful words together.
And SPREAD THE WORD FOR KATE! You're going to love her!
Daisy Rain Martin has spent over thirty years in the classroom and managed to preserve her sanity—mostly. Actually, she feels quite fortunate to be doing all that she loves--teaching, speaking, writing and, as often as possible, laughing. She has earned three degrees: Bachelor of Sociology (1990), a Master of Curriculum and Instruction (2004) as well as a Master of Fine Arts in writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota (2021).
In the summers, you can find Daisy in her gardens with her husband or in her office writing. As often as she can, though, she loves spending time with her grandson, Wiggle, who was born on her birthday and her grandniece, Giggle, who was born on Christmas Eve. Truly, she writes for them.
If you are interested in having Daisy speak for your school district, provide professional development for your staff, or visit your school to talk to students, please contact her through this website.