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Family Day at UA Poetry Center

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Family Day is a day of workshops, music, activities, and refreshments just for kids ages 0 to 13 and their parents and guardians. It’s free and open to the public, and is a great way to engage with your child through reading, writing, play, and dance.

Family Day begins with a set of hour-long creative writing workshops. They offer four age-appropriate workshops simultaneously, serving children aged 0 through 13. Parents may self-select the workshop that works best for their child. Workshops are designed to be fun and playful. This isn’t school (yeah!), but you may notice an increased facility and interest in reading and writing when your child attends. Family Day workshops are designed to for parents and children to do together and can provide a new, rich way for you and your child to interact. Arrive a little before 10:00am, when workshops start, to register! After the workshops, enjoy a breakfast concert featuring healthy food, coffee, and live local music that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Drop-in writing activities, games, and typewriters are scattered throughout the library and available for use until the library closes.

A typical schedule for the day is as follows:

  • Sign in from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m.
  • Writing workshops from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast concert from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 noon.
  • Activity stations throughout the library from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


December 2, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


The University of Arizona Poetry Center
1508 E. Helen St
Tucson, AZ 85721
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