FREEVERSE!

FREEVERSE! is the Lowell area’s award-winning youth poetry group, open for all teens (13 to 19), building community and promoting creative expression since 2007.

Douglas Bishop · October 17, 2020

FREEVERSE! is the Lowell area’s award-winning youth poetry group, open for all teens (13 to 19), building community and promoting creative expression since 2007. Our Freeverse! poets will be leading jump-start writing exercises, wordplay and sharing, collaborative writing, and a technique called “Reading & Feeding.” 

If you like to write, you’ve got to be there (virtually).

Workshops are free for all participants, aged 13 to 19, who register at the ONLINE SCHOOL OF POETRY. Once you create an account, indicate that you are a young student (this workshop is run by teens, for teens), and then you will be able to join the course and the group page, which will tell you how to log in to the workshop sessions.

About Instructor

Douglas Bishop

As a teacher, Douglas has more than four decades of experience with students ranging in age from 1 to 90, but now works virtually at the Online School of Poetry and with the Lowell Poetry Wheel. As a poet, he has performed in a variety of venues, from Glasgow to Guatemala, but now he’s found primarily on Facebook at the Untitled Open Mic, where he is the co-host for an ongoing Zoom series. He recently finished a doctorate in education, looking at the development of literate identity in young writers, and continues to work with teen poets as an organizer for Freeverse!, Lowell’s youth poetry group. In addition, he has followed a mediation practice for more than forty years and studied in a number of traditions, ranging from early on at the Shree Siddha Peetha in India, later serving as co-director of the Quaker center Woolman Hill in Deerfield, MA, and more recently at the Insight Meditation Center in Barre, MA. He is also a visual artist working in a variety of mediums. Samples of his work, from visuals to videos, can be found at douglasbishoppoet.com.

3 Courses

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate

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