Poetry and improv

BAR HARBOR — Students from Conners Emerson School will celebrate National Poetry Month and share their poetry at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, April 25, at 3:30 p.m. The reading sponsored by The Wright Stuff, a collaborative program between the Jesup and local schools designed to help children become storytellers orally, in writing and through poetry.

“The students spent the past few months studying poetry and improvisation with Nicole Cardano,” event organizers said. “Together, they have focused on how sound and movement through the practice of improvisational theater can inspire the written word.

The group has also explored how improvisational techniques like saying “Yes, and…” can inspire them to embrace their own ideas.”

Cardano is the founder and executive director of Theater Today, a nonprofit committed to the practice of theater as a social, emotional and education tool. Cardano is also the Arts Outreach Educator with The Grand in Ellsworth, as well as a Teaching Artist Leader with the Maine Arts Commission. She works with theater integration in the classroom in connection to curriculum studies and improving social skills among peers.

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