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Mimi Herman

Mimi Herman

Mimi Herman transforms lives.

As a Kennedy Center teaching artist, director of the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute and an A+ Fellow, she has taught over 25,000 students and teachers to fall in love with writing and gain confidence in their ability to write across the curriculum.


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Writing Across the Curriculum-Workshops & Residencies


Program Description

Workshops and residencies are available for students and teachers, and can range from 1 hour to 5 days, depending on the needs of the school.

STEAM Writing: From atoms to galaxies, scientists use metaphors to explain things that can’t be seen. Discover how writing poetry can deepen scientific understanding.

Coming to America: Arrive in America in 1901 with only your dreams and a steamer trunk,


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Program Detail

Program type: Out-of-School-Time, Professional Development, Residency, Virtual/Online Program, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Literary Arts, Multi-discipline, Theater, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: European
Subject: Dance, Engineering, English, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Science, Social Studies / History, Technology, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Population Served Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Teachers
Bilingual: No
Available dates:


Length of :Program 45-60 minutes per class for residencies, 90 minutes to all-day for workshops
Space / technical requirements:

Mimi Herman’s workshops and residencies can be adapted to any setting and are available online or in person.



Fees / Ticketing:

Student Workshops, Daily Rate:
$475 for up to 2 classes
$125 for each additional class
(4 classes per day maximum)

Student Residencies:
$3500 for 5 days, 4 classes per day
Discount available for Title I schools

Professional Development Workshops:
$750 for 2-hour workshop
$250 for each additional hour

Fees include all teaching materials and travel.
Ask about block booking rates if you would like to partner with another school.


NC Standard Course of Study:

CCR Anchor Standard W.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

CCR Anchor Standard W.3 – Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

CCR Anchor Standard SL.1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

CCR Anchor Standard SL.4 – Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Because the residences are integrated across the curriculum, additional standards depend on the grade level and subject area of integration.

NC Essential Standards:

See above.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes



  • An introduction to Mimi Herman, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, and a sample of workshops she offers.


Arts & Science Council article featuring Mimi Herman

Jaki Shelton Green
North Carolina Poet Laureate

Kristen Terry
Wake County Public Schools Magnet Coordinator

Stacey Lane
Community Collaborations Manager
Penland School of Crafts

Katy Munger
2016 Piedmont Laureate and Author of the Casey Jones mystery series

Tom Keeler
Upper Elementary School Teacher
Sterling Montessori School

Ragen Carlile
Vice-President for Education and Community Programs
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

Mimi Herman References


Cancellation Policy

If a program cannot be rescheduled, a 50% cancellation fee is required.