“I love Sean Petrie and his band of spontaneous writers.
I love encountering them anywhere — they always lift the mood.”
– Naomi Shihab Nye, young people’s poet laureate
Writing poems for strangers on-the-spot is one of my favorite things. I’ve been lucky enough to do over 10,000 of them, at events all across the country.
I also love being able to share what I’ve learned and explore new creative connections — whether in teaching workshops, doing school visits, or performing free-flowing 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