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Family Poetry Festival

Included with museum admission

Saturday, May 4, 2013 to Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 10am - 4pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Words and artworks intermingle as PEM welcomes the fifth annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival. The event brings together poets and poetry lovers of all ages for a rich array of offerings including readings, interactive art, music and performances.

 

SATURDAY

 

DROP-IN ART MAKING
Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry | 10:30 am-12:30 pm |  Atrium

Words are the building blocks of poetry. Find the perfect words here and create your own custom set of magnetic poetry pieces to take home or add to our poetry wall.

 

Word Web | 10:30 am-4 pm | Atrium

Add to our spider web of poems by creating your own artful insects! Contribute lines from one of your favorite poets, write your own poem or draw an illustration.

 

PERFORMANCE
Poetry in Motion | 1-1:30 pm and 3:30-4 pm | Atrium
For families with children ages 5 and up

Actor, mime and comedian David Zucker brings to life poems by A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Ogden Nash and others in this participatory performance.

 

DROP-IN ACTIVITIES
Brush Calligraphy | 1-3 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center

Paint with water as you practice traditional Chinese brush calligraphy on these special sumi-e boards.

 

Altered Pages: Poetic Pictures | 1-4 pm, Atrium

Select and decorate a page from a book to create an illustrated found poem.

 

SUNDAY

 

DROP-IN ART MAKING
Word Web | 10:30 am-4 pm | Atrium

Add to our spider web of poems by creating your own artful insects! Contribute lines from one of your favorite poets, write your own poem or draw an illustration.

 

Brush Calligraphy | 1-3 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center

Paint with water as you practice traditional Chinese brush calligraphy on these special sumi-e boards.

 

STORY TRAILS
Carnival of Poems | 2-3 pm | Meet at information desk
For children ages 5 to 8 with adult
Tickets available day of program

Enjoy participatory readings of lively poems by three different poets, and get inspired to write your own animal poem to the sounds of Camille Saint-Saens' The Carnival of the Animals.

 

 

Made possible by the Lowell Institute.

 

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