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The Learning Tree Seeks Four Poets in Residence for Poetic Justice Program

The Learning Tree Seeks Four Poets in Residence for Poetic Justice Program

The Learning Tree seeks four Indianapolis-area poets for their Poetic Justice Poet in Residence program. Poetic Justice is a peace-building and community safety program that integrates poetry and creative writing to foster social connectedness and cultivate visions of safe, nurturing communities through writing and asset-based community projects. We currently seek poets interested in having their original written work studied during our cohort sessions and participating in several of our meetings.

Poets should be Indianapolis residents, able to commit to three 1.5 hour meetings within the 15 weeks and be actively involved in the community within the last 5 years. Poetic Justice uses a cohort model, meeting once a week for 15 weeks. Poets in residence are expected to share at least one poem for a cohort to read, lead at least one poetry writing workshop and discussion, attend at least three PJ sessions, and offer one original writing to the Poetic Justice anthology.

Writers in residence will receive a $1,500 stipend.

Applications can be submitted here at†https //form.jotform.com/232194031915047