This photo shows students Jazmin Ayott and Krista Gladu performing their poetry for Tammy Jutila and I. The photo and the following article were published Apr. 16th in Sudbury’s Northern Life Newspaper:
Toronto-based poet, Tanya Neumeyer, worked with Marymount Academy students for five days, offering performance poetry workshops.
Neumeyer, a published poet and workshop facilitator, was invited to work with the students by teacher Kimberly Fahner, who is a published poet herself.
“It has really been an extremely great week,” Neumeyer stated.”All of the students have been keen and curious about the spoken word.”
Neumeyer’s visit allowed students to learn how, through a creative process, to write and perform a poem within five days. At the end of the week, the students performed their finished pieces of poetry for Neumeyer as well as their classmates.
The project was funded by the Ontario Arts Council.