poetry workshops for children and teens
and for their teachers, counselors, and leaders

Workshops for Children and Teens

We are poets with a lifelong love of reading and writing poetry.  We are also teachers who have worked with hundreds of children and teens.

We customize and lead inspiring poetry workshops ranging from one day to one semester, suited to student constituency and curriculum or programming needs.  Workshops are tailored to fit within scheduling and budgetary constraints of schools and other organizations.  Our workshops may be offered during the school or camp day, or as part of after school programming or enrichment.  Programs can culminate in written student anthologies, student artwork that combines the written word with visual art forms, or student readings and recordings.

We are sensitive to the complex and time consuming demands on teachers and administrators.  Our workshops are designed and implemented with those demands in mind.

Programs & Services for
Teachers, Counselors, and Leaders

We offer an array of programming and consultation to support and facilitate teachers in their exploration of poetry with the  children and teens they work with.  Programs include professional development “in services,” informal brown bag lunches and before school coffees, and consultation tailored to the individual needs of school and program personnel.


Our website is designed to inspire kids, teens, and their teachers! Learn more about the workshops and services we offer. Read poems by students we've worked with. Check out reviews of some of our favorite poetry books. Wander through the vibrant poetry community in Poetry Conversations. Kids and teens can try out our poetry activities and teachers can incorporate our exercises in their own classrooms!

Who can benefit from Poetic License Programs?
  • Public, parochial and home schooled students in grades K-12
  • Children and teens in community leadership programs
  • Participants in enrichment or after school programming
  • Performing arts students
  • Students in religious school programming
  • Summer campers



To contact us:

Arlyn Miller
Poetic License, Inc.
PO Box 279
Glencoe, IL

(847) 835-4821


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