Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain
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Registration for this year's 3-week and 6-week sessions will begin on Monday, February 9th. You can also register for the Common Gathering, which will be held in Princeton on Saturday, May 9th.
Sessions: Local Groups
These poetry sessions for New Jersey teachers get their title from the understanding that the spring of our imaginative and creative lives requires tending. Teachers need this tending now more than ever.
Spring & Fountain sessions are deceptively simple, yet deeply rewarding. With the guidance of a Dodge Poet, you and your colleagues share old favorites or newly-discovered poems in a supportive, collegial atmosphere that welcomes teachers from all grade levels and subject areas. Writing is not a requirement.
Throughout March and April, Spring & Fountain sessions will be held all over New Jersey, in a variety of time slots and locations to fit your schedule. Participants choose a 3-session or a 6-session series. Attendees of Spring & Fountain are eligible to join the all-day Common Gathering and to invite a colleague who may be new to poetry.