Student Poetry Cafe at Philipstown Community Center

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) is sponsoring a poetry cafí© for students in grades 5-8 at the Philipstown Rec. Led by Irene O’Garden, author and HHLT educator, the program will allow students to get their “creative juices simmering and cook up some poetry.” The goal is to allow participants to “discover the expressive freedom of poetry” in a casual and supportive environment. Students will draft, edit and revise their own work and listen to each other’s. On the final evening, the Cafí© will be open to friends and friends with Ms. O’Garden acting as host. Students will have the option of reading or performing their work.