The Power of Poetry: Poetry Writing for Kids

Program Description

In this writing workshop, students learn about how poems are structured and some of the major forms. They read mentor texts and then experiment with creating their own poems. McKenzie guides students throughout the creative process, using read-aloud texts, genre discussions, craft-based workshops, and hands-on activities for aspiring writers.

Presenter Bio

Precious McKenzie has an MFA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in British Literature. In 2022, she served as a Fulbright Scholar in Ireland, teaching graduate students in the Public Humanities. She is the Director of Advancement for the Yellowstone Art Museum. She writes poems, short stories, and children’s books. Precious is the author of over 50 books for young readers, including Cinder Yeti (the 2020 Library of Congress Great Reads from Great Places selection for Montana), Ruffian, a novel for teens, and Infestation, a young adult novel.


Precious McKenzie
Author, teacher