Lanier and her dog Luke will conduct a hands-on, fully participatory verse-writing workshop for all elementary-school-age children. Lanier's assignments put the focus on the fun of taking up the pen, teaching kids the joy of using rhyme and theme in constructing their poems. There's even a poetry contest your child can enter, conducted by Lanier.
Adult poets out there might even want to borrow a neighbor's child just to sneak in and get a whiff of Lanier's wisdom.
Mon., April 6, 2 p.m.; Sun., April 19, 2 p.m., 2009