A Wick Junior learns about poetry on an inspiring field trip.

Outreach

The Wick Poetry Center engages individuals and communities in the transformative power of poetry. Members of the Wick Outreach Program provide writing workshops, discussion groups, and professional development to a variety of communities throughout northeast Ohio. 

For information on conducting any of the following programs in your community, contact Nicole Robinson:

  • Pre-K to 12th grade classrooms—Writing workshops in public and private schools. Number of workshops determined by need and availability.   
  • Professional development for teachers and administrators—Workshops to help educators better use poetry in standard-based curricula.
  • Medical care providers and patients—Writing workshops offered to hospital patients and staffs in pediatric, psychiatric, oncology, palliative care/hospice settings. Read an article in the Cleveland Clinic's Alumni Connection about Wick's outreach at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
  • Veterans—Weekly free-writing workshop led by poet Major Ragain during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Community centers—Writing workshops or discussion groups based on need and availability.
  • Senior/retirement centers—Writing workshops or discussion groups based on need and availability.
  • Libraries—Writing workshops, discussion groups, and readings by local children and community members.