Creative Writing students from Mepham, Calhoun and Grand Avenue enjoy a unique workshop experience.
Students enrolled in Ms. Maresca's Creative Writing I class at Mepham High School traveled to Calhoun High School on Monday, December 18th to participate in a poetry writing workshop with Long Island poet Billy Lamont. Lamont, who has conducted similar workshops for students elsewhere in Nassau County, shared some of the poetry he has written through the years, discussed his creative process, and led students through various creative writing prompts. The workshop, which was funded by a BMCHSD Mini Grant awarded to the English Department, concluded with a performance poetry showcase where student participants had an opportunity to share some of their own creative work. A similar workshop will be hosted at Kennedy High School in January for students from Merrick Avenue Middle School and MAP.