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Welcome to the schedule of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, happening May 1-3 in the beautiful and historic town of Salem! 

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Saturday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rhythm and Rhyme and a Jumpin' Good Time LIMITED

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In this interactive workshop, families will sing, bop, drum, and collage to rhythm and rhyme, inspired by picture books written by husband and wife writing team Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender. Featured titles include: My Subway Ride, Fire Drill, and NASCAR 1, 2, 3's among others. Kids of all ages will have the chance to feel the beat, finish the rhyme, write their own poems, and make their own books using an assortment of materials. Book projects may include: accordion books, wish scrolls; necklace books, mini-books, etc.

Speakers
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Paul DuBois Jacobs

Paul is a poet and writer of books for young readers. He has co-authored several pictures books with wife, Jennifer Swender, as well as four works with legendary folk musician and activist, Pete Seeger. Paul is also a long-time member of the Pioneer Valley's Group 18.
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Jennifer Swender

A former elementary school teacher, Jennifer now writes books for young readers in addition to other curriculum-related projects. She has co-written seven pictures books with husband Paul DuBois Jacobs. Her first middle grade novel will be published with Crown Books in Fall 2016.

Producers
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Jennifer Swender

A former elementary school teacher, Jennifer now writes books for young readers in addition to other curriculum-related projects. She has co-written seven pictures books with husband Paul DuBois Jacobs. Her first middle grade novel will be published with Crown Books in Fall 2016.


Saturday May 2, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Universalist Church

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