Mimi Herman

Mimi Herman

Mimi Herman transforms lives.

As a Kennedy Center teaching artist, the 2017 Piedmont Laureate in Poetry, director of the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute and a 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.

Mimi also offers hands-on workshops for teachers, administrators and teaching artists on integrating the arts.  With her partner John Yewell, she leads Writeaways writing workshops in France, Italy and New Mexico.

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  810 Lancaster Street, Durham, NC 27701



Writing Across the Curriculum-Workshops & Resi...

Program description

Workshops and residencies are available for students and teachers, and can range from 2 hours to 5 days, depending on the needs of the school.

Coming to America: Arrive in America in 1901 with only your dreams and a steamer trunk, and learn how how to live in a new country without losing your own culture. As we immigrate, we’ll integrate, bringing history to life through poetry and drama.

Condensing the Water Cycle: If you were a body of water, what would you notice? How does the water cycle really work? Explore the mysteries of water through poetry, dance, science, social studies and visual art.

The Poetry of Ecosystems: Create poetry and visual art to understand ecosystems from the inside out and the outside in, discovering how animal, plants and climates work together.

The Geography of Your Life: Your students will fall in love with social studies by designing three-dimensional maps of their own lives, the lives of historical figures, or characters from literature.

Reading & Writing Art: Visual Literacy & Poetry: Can you read a painting? Transform pictures into words? Your students will become detectives when they explore art—reading, analyzing and recreating it—to discover its secrets, and translate those secrets into poetry.

…or work with Mimi to custom-design a residency for your curriculum.

All workshops and residencies are available as professional development workshops. Additional workshops for teachers include:

  • Adventures in Arts Integration
  • Hands-on Multiple Intelligences
  • Writing Across the Curriculum

Find more workshops and residencies at www.mimiherman.com

Booking / scheduling contact

Mimi Herman



Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance, Literary Arts, Multi-discipline, Theater, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: European
Program type: Professional Development, Residency, Workshop
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Subject: Dance, English, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Science, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:


Available times:


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.



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:
$500 for 2-hour workshop
$125 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.

NC Essential Standards:

Other curriculum standards are specific to each workshop and residency, and may include some or all of the following: Dance CP.1 Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images. CP.2 Understand how to use performance values (kinesthetic awareness, concentration, focus, and etiquette) to enhance dance performance. DM.1 Understand how to use movement skills in dance. C.1 Understand cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary connections with dance. Science 3.E.2.1 Compare Earth’s saltwater and freshwater features (including oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and glaciers). 5.P.2.1 Explain how the sun’s energy impacts the processes of the water cycle (including evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation and runoff). Social Studies 1.G.1.1 Use geographic tools to identify characteristics of various landforms and bodies of water. 5.G.1 Understand how human activity has and continues to shape the United States. 8.H.3 Understand the factors that contribute to change and continuity in North Carolina and the United States. 8.C.1 Understand how different cultures influenced North Carolina and the United States. AH2.H.1 Apply the four interconnected dimensions of historical thinking to the American History Essential Standards in order to understand the creation and development of the United States over time. Theatre Arts C.1 Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings. C.2 Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings. Visual Arts V.1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively. V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression. V.3 Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately. CX.2 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.


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
Cancellation Policy

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