Graphic Shakespeare workshop

Mar 28, 2014
Chelsea Maude Avirett

Rockland — Teens, in eighth grade and older, are invited to enjoy a free art and poetry workshop led by Chelsea Maude Avirett of Spyglass Tutoring Saturday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

The Poetry Month Rockland event invites participants to illustrate a poem and completely alter its meaning. In this one-hour workshop, teenagers will make their own graphic/comic adaptations of a Shakespeare sonnet, experimenting with creative ways to illustrate, update, alter, undermine or even challenge Shakespeare’s own words.

Avirett is a poetry lover and the founder of Spyglass Tutoring, where she teaches humanities enrichment and college prep courses. Last August, she finished a doctorate in medieval English literature. She also has taught literature and writing classes to middle school, high school and college students.

For more information, call 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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