Each winter, Word Up! brings professional poets into all eighth grade classrooms at Montauk School to work with the students to explore their creativity by composing, revising, and presenting their own original works of poetry. Students learn various techniques of verbal expression while expanding their understanding of the art of spoken language and oral traditions. Join us for the culmination of the poetry workshops – a live poetry event in Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater. Students read from their own original works, from selected poems, from memorized works, and from fellow students’ poems.