Award winning poet and fiction writer, Jamie Adoff will lead the "Poetic Forms" session in this summer's Saturday Seminar.
Jamie Adoff was born in New York City but grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from Central State University in Ohio, where he studied drums and percussion. Moving to New York City in 1990, he attended the Manhattan School of Music and studied drums and voice. Jaime then went on to pursue a career in songwriting and fronted his own rock band for eight years. He released two CD’s of his own material and performed extensively in New York City and throughout the US.
He is the author of the "all ages" original poetry collection The Song Shoots Out of My Mouth: A Celebration of Music (2002)(Downloadable at audible.com 08'), which was a Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor book (2003), an IRA Notable book (2003), A NY Public Library book for the teenage (2003), a VOYA poetry pick (2002) and a CCB Best Book for 2002.
The critically acclaimed Names Will Never Hurt Me (2004) was his first young-adult novel and almost instantly became a must have for teens around the country. In 2005 the book was named a NY Public Library book for the teenage, and was nominated as a Best Book for Young Adults.
Jimi & Me (2005) was the recipient of the 2006 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award. It was named as a 2006 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, A 2006 NY Public Library Book for the Teenage and was selected to the VOYA Top Shelf Fiction List for 2005. It received a starred review from Library Media Connection and was cited as "an exceptional story" and "a tremendous addition to any collection" by VOYA magazine.
Whether you want a one-day writing seminar in craft, nuts and bolts, and inspiration—or you want to kick-start your full week experience—the Saturday Seminar is for you, whether you're writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, several (or all!) of those genres, or just haven't quite started yet but need some help!
You can attend the Saturday Seminar as:
► In combination with a Full Week experience
See the A La Carte Registration page for details on registration/tuition fees for the above options, and visit our 2013 Summer Faculty page for faculty bios.