Workshops for Counselors and Teachers
Pongo Techniques for Teaching Therapeutic Writing
Pongo offers a one-day workshop in our approach and techniques for teaching therapeutic writing. We would like to show you how we use poetry to help distressed teens understand and express their important issues and feelings.
In addition, we offer a free consultation to any agency or school that participates in the workshop, to help you start your own teen poetry group. We recommend that you send a team of two or more people to the workshop -- so that they can support one another in setting up your own youth poetry program.
Workshop participants will be writing their own poetry! (It's fun, and we can help.)
IMPORTANT: The cost of the workshop is $80. However, thanks to a generous sponsor, Pongo is able to offer a number of scholarships. Make the a request for a scholarship on your registration form, below.
Email Pongo and ask to be on our email list, and you will receive notification of the next workshop.
The last workshop was held in Seattle on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The workshop info, schedule, and registration form are included, below.
WORKSHOP DATE, TIME, LOCATION
Date: June 8, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Location: 2100 Building, the Art Room
Address: 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle
Workshop leaders: Richard Gold (Pongo founder), Ann Teplick (Pongo project leader), Robin Brownstein (Pongo project leader), Vanessa Hooper (Pongo project leader)
TENTATIVE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
9:00 - Coffee, introductions
9:15 - Purpose and context
9:45 - Poetry immersion / Fill-in-the-Blank Poem technique [Ann]
10:45 - Explanation of Pongo approach
11:45 - Demo of "Taking Dictation" technique
12:45 - Lunch (BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH!)
1:30 - Practice "Taking Dictation" technique
2:00 - List Poem technique [Ann]
2:45 - Poetry Group as Therapy Group [Robin]
3:45 - Q&A, Discussion about ow to initiate a writing program
4:45 - End
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM
[ Copy into an email, and send to Richard@PongoTeenWriting.org . ]
Agency (if applicable):
Briefly, what is your personal interest in poetry?
Briefly, how will you use the workshop information to help teens?
Are you requesting a scholarship?
If you are not requesting a scholarship, please mail a check for $80 to Pongo at...
2701 California Ave SW, #155
Seattle, WA 98116
Feel free to get in touch with any questions!