Olive Tree Arts Network: October Update

Posted on: October 3, 2017 Posted by: Ilene Comments: 0

Olive Tree Arts Network: October Update

Hi friends! We know you haven’t heard from us in awhile, but we have been busy planning new programming and preparing to kick off a great year.

Here are a few updates:

The Chicago Tribune visited Poetry Pals and wrote a story about our sixth annual interfaith gathering!

“It’s a particularly critical lesson in this moment, when the nation – indeed, the world – is debating a crackdown on refugees coming to the United States, as well as recent travel and immigration restrictions that target people from seven predominately Muslim countries. We seem hopelessly, bitterly divided. And yet, in that gym, we seemed anything but.” Read the full story here.

Poetry Pals teaching artist Audra Blaser founds Two Roads Theatre Project

Two Roads Theatre Project, founded in spring 2017, provides high-quality instruction in the art of acting in order to develop transferable skills to last a lifetime.

Two Roads Theatre Project kicked off in July with the Summer Acting Lab. Fall classes are currently underway, including a class titled Performing Folktales for ages 8-12. Various classes are being offered for kids and adults in North Center and Rogers Park.

Learn more on their website and like the school on Facebook!

Poetry Pals build their own Little Free Library

Poetry Pals students participated in the Little Free Library project, an international literacy organization inspiring a lifelong love of reading and community. 

Poetry Pals participants chose books that demonstrated how charity is represented in their respective faith. Students decorated their own library, and each school kept their very own Little Free Library.

We will be announcing our 2017-2018 programming soon, including opportunities for high schoolers and students in Detroit! Stay tuned.