LAP was founded in 2003, and since then we have provided more than 150 workshops, serving more than 2,000 voices throughout Central Florida. Some of our past and current partners include
"Poetry is more than words on a page. Poetry is about understanding the world around us a little bit better. Poems take a subject (sometimes one we know well or sometimes something we don’t know anything about or even sometimes things we don’t want to see) and revitalize it from the writer’s perspective. Three poets can look at the same flower and write three entire different poems which in turn provide three different versions of understanding that flower. When we read poetry we get to understand the world on a small or larger scale all the better. Communities need poetry."
—Linsey Guertin, Spring 2008 UCF student
If you're interested in volunteering with LAP or teaching during our Summer Camp, please contact Professor Terry Thaxton (Terry.Thaxton@ucf.edu).