Minnesota Humanities Center
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

POSTPONED – Austin – Poetry in the Parks

October 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

Poetry in the Parks - Austin

What does nature mean to you? Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Gwen Westerman and fellow poet Michael Torres* for a daylong writing workshop at Minnesota State Parks. Alongside the poets, students will explore the beauty of nature and write their own poems. Students will receive instruction and encouragement to write in their home languages as well as English.

Each workshop will run from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and has space for 20 students in grades 5 – 8 (academic year 2022-23). Pens and notebooks will be provided, and students will be given prompts in advance. Refreshments will include morning and afternoon snacks and lunch.

Bus transportation will be provided from Austin Public Library to Myre Big Island State Park.

*At select locations


October 15, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Event Categories:
, , , , ,


Austin Public Library
323 4th Avenue Northeast
Austin, MN 55912 United States
+ Google Map

Funders and Supporters

Logo for Minnesota's Clearn Water, Land, & Legacy Amedment.