“I love Sean Petrie and his band of spontaneous writers — they always lift the mood.”
– Naomi Shihab Nye, young people’s poet laureate
Writing poems on-the-spot is one of my favorite things! I’ve done over 15,000 at events all over the country.
I also love sharing what I’ve learned in workshops, school visits, & fun stage shows.
“Gave me the skills to do instant poetry. Also the courage to just go for it and write!”
“I learned so much! Thanks for sharing your passion for poetry and all of the tips. I am feeling quite poetic … and a wee bit more confident.”
Emma Virjan, children’s author & workshop attendee
“Sean is a masterful facilitator! Not only improved my practice and understanding of poetry, but also offered a warm blanket of reassurance and validation, to take risks and live life in a meaningful way … A great connector of people.”
Austin Public Library poetry workshop attendee