Seattle World School: Poetry Moments 2013

 During our arts & technology program this year, World School students from many different countries participated in two projects to help strengthen their new English language and technical skills.

For our second project of the year, Poetry Moments : Part of My Heart, we worked with the Vietnamese Friendship Association to produce our second installment of Poetry Moments. In this project, Vietnamese high school students worked with Jack Straw’s professional writer, vocal coaches and audio engineers to write, perform, and record their own poetry.

You can listen to the produced pieces below, and read our Poetry Moments anthology here.

The Jack Straw artist team for this project included writer Laura Gamache, audio engineers CJ Lazenby and Tom Stiles, vocal coaches Christine Marie Brown and Meg McLynn, anthology designer Levi Fuller, and Executive Director Joan Rabinowitz.

Special thanks to Seattle World school students, teacher Kim Hua Thao, assistants Peter Hong and Skyler Mendoza, and Principal Martin O’Callaghan, who all helped make these programs possible. Both projects were produced with the generous support of the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Black and white photo of Laura Gamache

Laura Gamache

Laura Gamache reads, writes and teaches poetry. She has published work in journals, anthologies, on buses, on radio, in chapbooks, and on-line. She teaches through Seattle Arts & Lectures…

Meg McLynn

Meg McLynn

Meg McLynn is a Seattle-based actor, vocalist, and teaching artist who loves sharing her passion for performance with students of all ages. She is a member of the vocal…