Youth Poetry Workshop, All-Ages Open Mic Set July 18 at Better Farm

BetterArts' annual Youth Poetry Workshop is slated from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Better Farm in Redwood.

Students will be encouraged to bring one to two poems to present to the group for editing and critiquing. Students will also have the opportunity to read, listen to, and analyze work from prominent poets. There are three specific learning objectives in this workshop:
  1. Improved poetic prowess
  2. knowledge of leaders in the field; and
  3.  confidence to read their work aloud.
Following the workshop, the public is invited to bring poems to Better Farm to read aloud in front of an audience. Light refreshments and food will be available for sale; or individuals are welcome to bring a picnic dinner! Pre-registration is requested! To register or for more information, please email

Better Farm is located at 31060 Cottage Hill Road, Redwood NY, 13679. For a full listing of upcoming workshops and events, click here.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.