REFILLING THE FIRE & REKINDLING THE WELL: POETRY FOR EDUCATORS
The metaphor may be mixed but the message is not. Poet and former teacher Taylor Mali shares stories and poems from the classroom including “The Impotence of Proofreading,” “Miracle Workers,” and "What Teachers Make.” Be reminded why you chose to do what you do by one who has been there and survived.
Taylor Mali is a former teacher who now makes his living as a professional poet. Through poetry, passion, and perseverance, he wants to turn 1,000 people onto the teaching profession. He is considered the most successful poetry slam strategist of all time, having led six of his eight national poetry slam teams to the finals stage and winning the championship a record four times before anyone had even tied him at three. A native of New York City, Taylor was one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. He is a vocal advocate of teachers, having performed and lectured for education professionals all over the world. For more information, visit www.taylormali.com.
No host bar and light appetizers - registration not required
(Taylor will also be available to sign books at the CUE Gear Store Thursday, March 16 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm and 3:30 - 4:00 pm)