Creative Writing: Poetry+Spoken Word

img_0022-1This is the final “Classes Up Close” blog post for our fall classes before we move on to our spring offerings. In these posts, we take a closer look at each class we are offering, since we know it can get confusing to browse through so many classes and options on our website! This time, we are shining the spotlight on a new class offering this fall. If you are a fan of “Hamilton,” then this is the class for you!



#OnYourToes with Poetry+Prose: A Creative Writing Class

writing1This class will venture into the wonderful world of the creative word. Students will take on both historical and current issues important to each and translate them into written word; using their unique voice to offer a positive wisdom in this world . The class will culminate in a small presentation where they will showcase their original work. Part writing class, part spoken word/ performance art, and taught by an accomplished author/actor – this class will not only enhance your homeschool curriculum, but encourage deep thinking, awareness, and confidence. Taught by Nicole Cannella. Aimed at ages 12-18. Younger students may contact us if interested. Taught by Nicole Cannella.



Nicole Cannella

Nicole Cannella

Nicole received her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Theatre from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. She has worked as an actor and teacher and looked forward to becoming a writer of children’s books to combine her passion for the arts and education – which culminated in her first book being published, called “The Ribbit Exhibit.” She has taught acting and theatre at the YMCA, with Drama Kids International Academy, and her own “Hulabaloo and Hodgepodge Too,” which is an all-girls course combining theatre arts with history, poetry, and more. She has also taught master classes at John Robert Powers. She has acted in many professional productions, including “Steel Magnolias,” “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” “Dancing at Lughnasa” and many more. Her film experience includes  “Me, Myself and Irene,” “Strikingly Single,” and “The Union,” as well as many commercials (Harley Davidson, Countrywide Bank, Dunkin Donuts, and Cinemax to name a few). She most recently co-wrote the acclaimed “Leaving a Mark” children’s book with Dorian Murray, also known as #DStrong. Her most valued role is that of mother of three children; Nicholas, Olivia and Noelle. Raising them with her husband Jay has been one of her life’s greatest accomplishments.


The class meets on Tuesdays at Immanuel Lutheran Church from September 6-November 1 (8 weeks) @12:30-1:30. For more information and to register, click here!

Class size will be kept small, so register soon to secure your spot!


Stay Creative,

Jen Roca for all of us at AWIP

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