Author and educator Sara Holbrook gave students at Fairgrieve Elementary School in the Fulton City School District a glimpse into the world of poetry and her writing process during a recent visit.
Holbrook hosted three presentations for students in fourth, fifth and sixth grade at the school.
She shared her journey to becoming a full-time poet and brought with her excerpts from one of her most prized possessions, her family’s poem book.
The book served as a journal for her and her two daughters to capture memories and moments of significance.
She talked with the students about the emotional connection that poetry creates and the ability of a poet to paint a picture and find a place where a reader and a writer can meet saying, “The meaning of a poem is not on the page, not in your head, it’s somewhere in between.”
Holbrook also hosted a writer’s workshop for teaching staff while she was visiting the school.
She shared poetry writing ideas and gave teachers practical strategies to implement in their classrooms.
The Arts-In-Education program at Oswego County BOCES coordinated Sara Holbrook’s visit to the school.