MARGARET P. CHAPMAN

Magaret ChapmanMargaret Patton Chapman received her MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and was a visiting professor of English at Indiana University South Bend. She’s worked with middle-school through high-school writers at Duke Young Writers’ Camp and as an instructor at Young Chicago Authors’ Saturday School. She was poet-in-residence in five Chicago Public Elementary Schools and received the Hands-On-Stanzas Gwendolyn Brooks Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her novella Bell and Bargain was published in 2014 by Rose Metal Press, and she is an assistant fiction editor for the Fairy Tale Review. BOOK MARGARET CHAPMAN

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency
How to Get Poetry

Based on the model of New York’s highly successful Teachers and Writers Collaborative, award winning poetry teacher Margaret Chapman brings poetry by major canonical poets such as Shakespeare, Keats, Stein, and Plath into classrooms. Students will write poetry in response to their interpretations of these works, share poems in-class, and create either an online or in-print poetry journal. Students, energized by reading and “getting” challenging poetry, develop creative skills, get excited about reading and writing, and improve their ability to express themselves through words. 3-day residency.

Maximum Participants: 30

Residency Fee:
$87.50 per class/hr.
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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency
Story Remixes

In this residency, Margaret Patton Chapman helps students work with stories that they already know—fairy tales, myths, superhero narratives—to make new, exciting, personal tales. First identifying tropes and clichés in these important, culture defining tales, students then begin to remix tales, seeing what happens when well known stories get new twists. Students will literally cut and mix up stories, write new stories on their own, share stories with the class and publish an online or in-print literary journal of their work. 2-day residency.

Maximum Participants: 30

Residency Fee:
$87.50 per class/hr.