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Mimi Herman transforms lives. She has taught over 25,000 teachers and students to fall in love with writing and integrate the arts across the curriculum. Mimi is a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, director of the UAC Arts Integration Institute, the 2017 NC Piedmont Laureate, and co-director of Writeaways workshops in France, Italy, New Mexico, and North Carolina. The author of The Kudzu Queen, Logophilia, and The Art of Learning, Mimi has inspired writers and readers throughout the country.  ARTS-CURRICULUM INTEGRATION: (POETRY) (STORYTELLING/WRITING) (VISUAL ARTS) 

Residency [Virtual Option] Claymation

GRADES: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12

Learn Claymation and bring the curriculum to life. From giving voice to people from history to dramatizing life cycles, in this workshop you’ll assess what your students understand and inspire them to investigate through research to learn even more. Tell a story, bring a poem to life, explore something that interests you—or just make magic! Clay recipes and a free animation app provided. This residency is available in the classroom or online. 

Max Participants: 30

Duration: 45-60 minutes per class/session. Minimum 5 days needed to complete residency objectives.

Special Requirements: Table for art supplies

Fee: Residency Pricing

  • Base Rate: $125.00 per class
  • $1,250.00 (2 classes max, 5-day residency with same 2 classes each day)
  • $1,875.00 (3 classes max, 5-day residency with same 3 classes each day)
  • $2,500.00 (4 classes max, 5-day residency with same 4 classes each day)
  • $3,125.00 (5 classes max, 5-day residency with same 5 classes each day)

Residency [Virtual Option] Coming to America: Discovering History through Poetry & Drama

GRADES: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12

Arrive in America in 1901 with dreams and a steamer trunk, and discover 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.

Max Participants: 30

Duration: 45-60 minutes per class/session. Minimum 5 days needed to complete residency objectives.

Special Requirements:
No special set-up required

Fee: Residency Pricing

  • Base Rate: $125.00 per class
  • $1,250.00 (2 classes max, 5-day residency with same 2 classes each day)
  • $1,875.00 (3 classes max, 5-day residency with same 3 classes each day)
  • $2,500.00 (4 classes max, 5-day residency with same 4 classes each day)
  • $3,125.00 (5 classes max, 5-day residency with same 5 classes each day)

Residency [Virtual Option] STEAM Writing!

GRADES: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12

STEAM Writing Residencies deepen whatever your students are studying in science, at any grade level, help them find connections between Science and English Language Arts, and strengthen their writing skills across the curriculum. Choose from ecosystems, landforms, animal adaptations, the water cycle, chemistry, biology and physics—or talk with Mimi to design your own science-based STEAM Writing Residency.

Max Participants: 30 per classroom

Duration: 45-50 minutes. Minimum 5 days needed to complete residency objectives.

Special Requirements:
No special set-up required

Fee: Residency Pricing

  • Base Rate: $125.00 per class
  • $1,250.00 (2 classes max, 5-day residency with same 2 classes each day)
  • $1,875.00 (3 classes max, 5-day residency with same 3 classes each day)
  • $2,500.00 (4 classes max, 5-day residency with same 4 classes each day)
  • $3,125.00 (5 classes max, 5-day residency with same 5 classes each day)