Pet Poems Plus


Bring Sean to your school to make writing poetry entertaining & accessible!


  • 45-60 minutes
  • grades 2-6
  • includes 30 workbooks & 1 hardcover of Pet Poems
  • tailored to meet state standards (e.g. TEKS)
  • students write 3-4 poems
  • sample workbook pages
  • includes hands-on craft activities
  • guaranteed fun


  • We don’t have the money. Sean has suggestions for funding! Whether it’s grants or fundraising or finding the right pitch for your district, Sean has made workshops happen for all sorts of schools and groups, and will work with your budget.
  • We don’t have the time. Sean will lead the whole thing! You can sit back, catch up on emails, take a quick nap while no one is watching. Sean will bring the workbooks and most supplies. And, to help fit this into your schedule requirements, Sean will tailor each workshop to meet your state’s curriculum standards (e.g. Texas ELA.5.12.A).
  • We don’t know a thing about poetry. Sean has led writing workshops all over the country, for all age and skill levels, and written over 20,000 on-the-spot poems. He can start from Poetry Square One!
  • We already know a TON about poetry. Awesome! There’s always more to learn, and Sean can cover more advanced topics, or dive deeper into an area your class already enjoys.


  • Spring rates (through May) — $500 for one workshop, includes 30 workbooks
    • $900 for two workshops
    • in-person or remote (same price)
    • travel extra if outside Austin
  • Summer & fall rates — $850 for one workshop; $1,500 for two


  • Coming soon

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β€œWith this workbook (playbook!) Petrie makes the craft of poetry fun and accessible to young and budding poets, and pet lovers of all ages!”

β€”Best-selling author & teacher Liz Garton Scanlon