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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 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.


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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 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


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Program Detail

Program type: Professional Development, Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Literary Arts, Multi-discipline, Theater, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: European
Subject: Dance, English, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Science, Social Studies / History, 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
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.



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


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.