Michele Rivers (Area co-coordinator), is a poet, artist and author of the bestselling book, Tea and Conversations with Thirteen English Women, published by Random House. Her poetry has been published in numerous anthologies. Michele has worked as a CPITS Poetry Teacher for over 20 years. She has also taught at UCSF, Juvenile Hall, and at The Stand Down - a program for homeless veterans. Her passion is to develop a child's writing skills, self-expression, creativity, public speaking skills, confidence, and social-emotional skills. Her lessons focus on subjects to build a deeper connection to our earth and to humanity. Her classes often conclude with a Poetry recital like A Poetry Cafe or a Holiday Poetry Presentation.
To view her work visit: micheleriverspoet.com