Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Geof Hewitt

Geof Hewitt, author of 4 books of poems and Vermont's reigning poetry slam champion, offers readings of his poems, serves as slammaster/host for school and community-wide poetry slams, and leads writing workshops for all ages above third grade. In writing workshops, Geof uses brief writing exercises to stimulate imaginations and get pencils moving. Students who volunteer to read their work aloud provide an opportunity for noting public-speaking strategies and skills. Listening is also emphasized and, if the circumstances allow, a poetry slam can serve as the culminating activity. References happily supplied. Listed fees (below) are per-day and negotiable.

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I Have Worked With

  • October 2018

    Winter, 2016, September, 2017 March and October, 2018: week-long residencies with Emily Silver's creative writing class. Each residency ended with a shool-wide poetry slam that included music from the school band.

  • May 2018

    Three-day weekend residency with poetry slam and writing workshops for high-school students, every May since 2007. Contact Jim Ellefson at Champlain College, Burlington, VT.

  • June 2017

    Writing faculty since 1989 at this 2-week residential institute for high-school students. Contact Governor's Institutes of Vermont or Elizabeth Frascoia, Director, GiA.

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Geof
Job Title/Position: 
playwright, poet, performer, teacher
Mailing Address: 
PO BOX 51
CALAIS, VT 05648-0051
Physical Address: 
Calais, VT 05648-0051
Last Name: 
Hewitt
Phone: 
802-223-7819

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Literature - Poetry
Additional Disciplines: 
Literature - Fiction
Literature - Spoken Word
Theater - Playwriting
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
40
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Green Mountains Writing Project at U.V.M., Co-director
Education: 
Cornell University, B.A., 1966
Johns Hopins U., M.A., 1967
U. Iowa, Master of Fine Arts, 1969
Awards: 
Vermont Arts Council, 1999, $750 Opportunity Grant in support of a book of poetry;Vermont Arts Council, 2003, $2500 Creation Grant to work on a new book of poems.
2010 New England Association of Teachers of English: Achievement Award, 2010
2015 VT Arts Council's Ellen McCulloch-Lovell Award for Arts Education
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

I am happy to work with all people.

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Always minimal.
For workshops, pencil & paper on hand from the start.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
3

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Literature
Theater
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500