Performing Poets

Performing Poets is one of the projects used to promote literacy with our weekend families. Children who struggle with reading are encouraged to recite poetry in a group setting, developing their proficiency to the point where they are able to perform in front of an audience. Sometimes their parents join in, resulting in fun and learning for the entire family. Literacy Programs Director Toni Townshend explains the genesis of Performing Poets, how the program works and her hopes for the families taking part. Your generosity and a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council make it possible for us to offer these kinds of programs. Thank you!