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TARGET Presents: First Saturdays at Nasher Sculpture Center
September 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 11:55 pm
An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 2, 2017
Target First Saturdays at Nasher Sculpture Center
Every First Saturday of the Month, 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
This event is free and open to the public!
Come join Writers in Neighborhoods & Schools (WINS) at Nasher Sculpture Center EVERY FIRST Saturday of the month for “Target First Saturdays,” a family/community program (sponsored by Target) which uses poetry and flash fiction to explore and interpret current exhibits. Centers around monthly themes that are fun, educational, and very interesting!
Visit nashersculpturecenter.org for more information about Target First Saturdays and other current collections and exhibitions.
About Lisa Huffaker
Since winning Southwest Review’s Morton Marr Poetry Prize in 2008, Lisa Huffaker’s poems have been published in Southwest Review, Poet Lore, Southern Poetry Review, Measure, Mezzo Cammin, The Texas Observer, and Southern Humanities Review, which recently nominated her for the Pushcart Prize.
Lisa’s primary background is in classical singing. She holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory, and has sung with The Dallas Opera since 1999. She also works as an early childhood music specialist at Carpe Diem Private Preschool. Lisa has been a Lead Teaching Artist with The Writer’s Garret since 2010.
WINS provides communities with creative, award-winning programs for children and youth, educators, families, and populations in need. an ongoing series of art-inspired creative writing adventures at the Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as the creation of Zine Camp in collaboration with Oil and Cotton, which won the distinction of “Best Kids’ Camp” in The Dallas Observer’s “Best of Dallas” awards in 2012.
About Writers in Neighborhoods & Schools (WINS)
The Writers in Neighborhoods & Schools (WINS) program places accomplished and practicing writers into classrooms, after-school programs, and community centers, where they engage students in the experienceof creative writing. Our instructors lead single-classes to weeks-long projects that range from the basic elements of creative writing to curriculum-specific classes. In each visit, our students actively take part in the writing process: they brainstorm, draft, revise, and, eventually, publish. Our writers work effectively with every learning style, and they challenge the students with the materials they introduce. Our students will read, discuss, and be inspired by great literature—both classic and contemporary—from writers from around the globe. Lessons are tailored to fit the grade level, and, through each classroom visit and our workshop model, the students improve their abilities to understand literature and express themselves, while improving their use of voice, organization, creativity, and independent and critical thinking.
For more information about WINS and youth programming, contact Fatima Hirsi at [email protected]