Marv Klassen-Landis tells stories, performs poetry and leads written and spoken word residencies and workshops, as well as one-to-one coaching.
Marv is a poet, storyteller and theatre artist who does creative writing with patients at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. A co-founder and performer with Children’s Voices Theatre, he also has taught creative writing at the elementary, high school and college levels and has led many storytelling, writing and theatre workshops and residencies from Vermont to Colorado.
As a poet, a Vermont artist in residence, and performer, Marv’s major emphasis in residencies and educator professional development workshops is inspiring reluctant readers and writers. Marv has developed integrated arts programs for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses. He also served as arts education director at a Vermont regional arts organization, working closely with school districts on standards based theatre and dance curriculum development, residencies, and performances for students.
Marv has published poetry in a variety of journals and is the author/illustrator of a children’s book.