Missouri Poet Laureate Walter Bargen To Present & Answer Questions

Monday, March 31, 2008

When: April 16, 2008, 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Presenter: Walter Bargen, Missouri Poet Laureate
Who: For High School Students
Host: MOREnet

Please join Missouri Poet Laureate Walter Bargen via interactive videoconferencing and video streaming to hear the author read some of his own works and answer students' questions.

Mr. Bargen will talk about the daily practice of writing and the circular nature of writing and poetry. He will emphasize the importance of imagination in the process of discovery and offer tips for students to use this process in their writing. He will also discuss the importance of place and voice in a poem and how to develop skills in this kind of writing.

The interactive videoconference is open to four Missouri classrooms who will be able to ask Mr. Bargen their questions live. In addition, MOREnet will broadcast the event online via streaming video to other classrooms or libraries that want to participate. For these groups an e-mail address will be provided so that students may submit questions.

Please forward this invitation to any educators who might be interested in participating. Registration for the videoconference of this event will be accepted from the first four schools that successfully test their videoconferencing connection.

Please request participation in this event by contacting MOREnet at mets@more.net and be sure to indicate by which connection method you will participate. Please submit your request by April 9, 2008. All requests will receive a confirmation response.

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