Canyons, Echoing going away—coming back repeating my voice
Andrew Jones (Navajo) 11 years old
Thursdays, July 21 & Aug. 4, 10:30 – noon
Native poetry and art featured in the Mashantucket Gallery this summer inspired this program. We hope to encourage young people to create poetry and art of their own. Explore the Museum exhibits with us to find something that speaks to you—maybe it’s a dire wolf, or a dugout canoe, or life in a cozy wetu. Draw on that experience to compose and illustrate a poem. Everyone can write poetry! If rhyming doesn’t work for you, perhaps free verse or a haiku is a good way to express yourself. A haiku is three lines long with just 17 syllables and captures the essence of a feeling or object, and is often based on nature. In the Children’s Library; each session limited to 20 participants, ages 10 to 13. $15/$5 for Museum members. Call (800) 411-9671 to register by July 20 for July 21 or Aug. 3 for Aug. 4.
We are the Information Resources Department of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. Consisting of a Research Library, Children's Library and Archives & Special Collections, our holdings of over 50,000 titles contain current and historical works on the histories and cultures of North American indigenous peoples, with a special focus on the Northeast.
Please call (800) 411-9671 for hours.