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Online Family Program: Shel Silverstein’s Playful Poetry

Aug 21, 202003:30 PM - 04:15 PM

Shel Silverstein is most famous for writing and illustrating children’s books, but did you know he also wrote songs that were recorded by many outlaw country musicians? Join a museum educator on Zoom to explore the exhibit Outlaws and Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s and listen to poems from Silverstein’s collection A Light in the Attic. Inspired by his whimsical writing, draw an illustration along with visual artist Britt McDermott and learn to write a poem in Silverstein’s style. Recommended for ages four to eleven, but all are welcome. Guardian is required to be present for children under thirteen.

 

Takes place via Zoom. Space is limited. Registration required. Free.

 

Materials needed:

  • Paper and writing utensil for taking notes
  • Your own musical instrument for playing along

 

Click here to register.

 

By signing up for this program, you are confirming that a guardian will be present with youth under age thirteen. An educator will send a Zoom invitation to you by 11:00 a.m. the morning of the program. Registration closes at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the program, and accommodations are guaranteed for museum members. Please reach out to familyfun@countrymusichalloffame.org if you have any questions.

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