Creativity Outdoors: Poetry and Drumming for kids and their families

Join us Sunday, July 3, from 2-4 p.m.!

Creativity Outdoors:  Poetry and Drumming
The Littleton Courier, Wednesday, June 22, 2011  Pg A-18
BETHLEHEM –– Free, interactive poetry and drumming program will take place on Sunday July 3 , from 2-4 p.m. at The White Mountain School on West Farm Road in Bethlehem. The program, led by The Frost Place resident poet K.A. Hays and John Serino and The Treetop Drummers, will allow kids and their families to explore their creativity through poetry and drumming. 
Those who take part can expect to: 
Observe the natural world, play with similes and metaphors, write and illustrate short nature and animal poems, both silly and serious.
Connect with the natural world through movement and vibration.
Learn about hand drumming, create, and explore.
Enjoy the program, regardless of experience—or lack of experience. None is necessary and participants can bring their own drum or try out one of ours.
Attendees should bring with them:

A hat and sunscreen, a notebook, crayons or markers, pen or pencil  a hand drum, if they have
one, their sense of playfulness their imagination!
As the daughter of an elementary school librarian and a lover of poetry, kids, animals and the outdoors, K.A. (Katie) Hays is excited to offer this program at The White Mountain School. Hays’ poems have appeared recently in Best American Poetry 2011 and American Poetry Review, among other venues, and she is at work on her first picture book manuscript. Currently teaching creative writing at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, Katie will be living and writing at The Frost Place this summer along with her husband, son and their two dogs.
John Serino has been living and drumming in the White Mountains for more than 20 years. John, Nate Alberts and Marian Krissman comprise The Treetop Drummers. They perform for fun, family and friends and offer educational programs, introducing people of all ages to the power of drumming. Their most recent program was held at Profile School in Bethlehem.
The program will take place outside, at the gazebo, at The White Mountain School 371 West Farm Rd, Bethlehem. In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Great Hall at The White Mountain School. This event is ideal for kids ages 6-10 and their families, but all are welcome.
For information, contact Julie Yates at or 444-2928 ext.20

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