The goal of the project was to help students know authors, see themselves as authors and become authors. Each grade level worked on poetry and writing with a single author or artist for five or more days during the school year. Through classroom visits, artists taught students about the writing process and gave them a look into a writer’s mind. All students in grades Pre-K through five produced written work.At Arts Extravaganza Day, students will present readings, performances and illustrations. Authors scheduled to read from their work include John Coy, Susan Marie Swanson, Joyce Sidman and Marie Olofsdotter, who will appear with a four foot tall puppet of her character Sofia.
Food and entertainment will be provided. There is no cost to attend. The event is Thursday, May 20 with a Multicultural buffet from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, welcome and ceremony at 6:30 pm and a community social 7:15-8 pm.
All events are at Folwell Middle School, 3611 20th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407.