Tokyo International Literary Festival & Tsukuba Elementary School

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy held a beautiful reception at the Embassy & toasted our young poets. Here they are posing for the camera & loving getting to know each other. They also performed at the Literary Festival & we got the chance to see Poetry Boxing in action at Tsukuba Elementary. Also got to teach a performance workshop to all the students with the brilliant Renée Watson. Warm-up games, songs, intro silliness & emotional car ride. The poets were awesome! 

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 Keynote poet - Elizabeth Alexander - Praise Song for the Day

Keynote poet - Elizabeth Alexander - Praise Song for the Day

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 Poets from the 2014-15 season. Loved seeing them!!! 

Poets from the 2014-15 season. Loved seeing them!!! 

 Students serving lunch - so cool.  

Students serving lunch - so cool.  

 These guys were the DJ set for lunch - seriously. There was music & they were the ones making it happen.  

These guys were the DJ set for lunch - seriously. There was music & they were the ones making it happen.