The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation

Cinepoem 101: A Poetry + Film Workshop


The Library Foundation


6th - 8th grade


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jun 22, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020


9:00am - 10:30am CDT




Jem G.


8 students


Sibling Discount

Class Experience


Poetry as a genre lends itself perfectly to film, due to its figurative ability to paint a picture. Cinepoetry is a genre that blends poetry and film, with a myriad of approaches. It’s often a film that features a poem and is a poet’s exploration of the visual communication of his or her sentiment and story. Poetry Film Auteur Jem Goulding will mentor and inspire young artists through poetry daily Cinepoem screening, poetry writing for sound and screen, visual poetry, photograph and video storyboarding all wrapped up in the question, what is beauty? And how do we capture it?

For the budding filmmakers and poets out there, this workshop is a magical mystery tour through a very special art form that is rarely explored in educational institutions. It will serve to better understand the relationship between image and text, through a practical course in writing and shooting your own poetry film, or CINEPOEM!

- These workshops will require campers to have access to Zoom and GoogleDrive.
- Workshops are capped at 8 students maximum.
- Each student will be assigned a Google Drive folder where they can upload their work for additional instructor feedback and communication.
- The time listed on this registration page will be the time of your 1.5-hour workshop on Zoom.
- Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email from The Library Foundation’s programs manager, Kate Kelly, with more information about your specific workshop.
- This program runs for one week, M-F. Registration covers this entire one week period. There is no drop-in option or prorated rates.
- Scholarships will be awarded on an ongoing basis to meet family’s demonstrated financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please visit the Badgerdog camps page or email for more information.

How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.