Barbara Buckman Strasko

poet    writer    teacher




Teachers as Writers Workshop

Millersville University, Millersville, PA   (July 2013)

A generative workshop for graduate students. The students wrote their own poems using lessons and prompts that they can turn into lessons to use with their own high school students .



Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop

Greenfields Country Day School, Tucson, AZ    (April 2013)     

 A workshop focusing on the student art show



Arts Poetry Workshops for young students grades 4 and 5

Emerson Elementary School, Salt Lake City, UT    (April 2013)

A Poetry writing Workshop focusing on music and art. The workshop was sponsored by Westminster College.



Poetry Workshop with Teachers : Content Area Poems

Emerson Elementary School, Salt Lake City, UT    (April 2013)

A Workshop for Teachers with the idea of integrating the writing of poetry in all areas of the curriculum.  The workshop was sponsored by Westminster College.



Poetry Paths in the Schools

Lancaster, PA    (2009 – 2013)

Designed and conducted Poetry Workshops in five schools per year in the School District of Lancaster for Poetry Paths.  All of the workshops were connected to Science, Social Studies and the Arts curriculums.



The Writer in the Community Panel

Franklin and Marshall College Writers House, Lancaster, PA
(October 2012)



Professional Development for School District of Lancaster Community of Learners, Lancaster, PA   (October 2012)

Workshops for intermediate teachers on in integrating poetry and science.



Empowering Ourselves: A Poetry Workshop for Women

Lancaster, PA   (November 2010)

The Lancaster Literary Guild



The Power of Poetry: Teaching Creative Writing to Kids

Franklin and Marshall College Writers House, Lancaster, PA
(February 2008)

Mulberry Arts Center and YWCA Poetry workshops for the empowerment of women.



Follow the River: Writing Science Related Poems

Lancaster, PA   (Spring 2008)

School District of Lancaster Professional Development for Literacy Coaches



Poems of Hope and Change: Inaugural Poetry

Lancaster, PA   (January 2008)

McCaskey High School gifted students



Woman to Woman

Lancaster, PA   (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009)



The Art of Teaching Poetry

Lancaster, PA   (2003 – 2008)

Fulton Elementary School on-going professional development workshops



The Art of Teaching Poetry

Franklin and Marshall College Writers House, Lancaster, PA   (Spring 2006)



The Power of Poetry to Heal Us

Millersville University graduate psychology classes,

Millersville, PA   (Spring 2004)



The Writer in the Community: The Power of Poetry

Vermont College, Montpellier, VT   (July 2003)

Lecture to faculty and students at Vermont College of Fine Arts




Workshops are a wonderful way to inspire and foster creativity in people of all ages.

Barbara has been facilitating poetry workshops for fifteen years and has been an educator for thirty years. She has worked in schools and colleges with students of all ages and has provided educational and poetry workshops for teachers, parents and poets. She can customize a workshop that works with your specific audience.

Poetry Paths workshop, Lincoln Middle School, Lancaster, PA.

Poetry reading while being honored as the first Lancaster County Poet Laureate. Fulton Elementary School, Lancaster, PA.

Photo: Blaine Shahan

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