Dave Johnson, Teaching Artist

description

In this interview with poet and teaching artist, Dave Johnson, he talks about how he got started as a teaching artist at Poets House, a poetry library in New York City. His teaching artist career led him to teaching poetry workshops to older adults in Brooklyn libraries, but mostly in senior centers, day centers, nursing homes and live-in facilities. Dave also shares his experiences working with older adults, along with the skills, challenges, surprises and rewards.

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subject terms

Creative Aging

Creative Aging > Arts Education

Creative Aging > Teaching Artistry

related organization

Lifetime Arts

state

NY

resource type

Article and Blog Post

year

2016

keywords

Creative Aging Programming, Dave Johnson, Poets House, Teaching Artist

art forms

Literary Arts, Poetry

program site types

Libraries, Senior Centers, Senior Housing