YWI Staff

Young Writers Camp 2016: A Three Voice Poem

I am Georgia, Sarah and Kristin

Everyone has a song to sing


A story to tell

Three voices conducting

Twenty-six writers

Memories, Neighborhoods and Maps


Our symphony’s first notes sounded on Mango Street

With solos and spotlights

On Bio Poems

And the simple notes of the Essence of an Object

Inspiration, Music and Voice

Were found in uptown Mt. Lebanon


Twenty-six voices played in unison

As we grew into a symphony of writers

As each unique instrument

Called and responded

To another

One perfect note


Two perfect weeks

Kristin Hertzog teaches at Jefferson Middle School in Mt. Lebanon where she has split her sixteen years there as a sixth grade English teacher and Literature teacher.  She is thrilled to be teaching Young Writers for a third summer.  

Sarah Falbo is currently the Enrichment/ Support/ Writing teacher at St. Thomas More School.  She is a Western PA Writing Project Fellow and has enjoyed teaching and directing the Mt. Lebanon Young Writers for thirteen years.

Georgia Miller teaches seventh grade Literature at Jefferson Middle School in Mt. Lebanon and has been teaching for nine years.  She is happy to be teaching Young Writers for her eighth summer.