Thank you so very much for hosting Poetry Express!

We value -- and use -- your thoughtful comments about your work with us and our programs.  Your insight helps us to deepen and improve our programs; talk about programs more effectively with potential partners, participants, and funders; and most importantly, it helps us to better understand the experiences of our valued partners.  
 
We also hope that these questions might serve as an invitation to reflect particularly on your role as the Project Coordinator for your event.
 

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Organization/Group

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* 3. Has your organization or community group been awarded a MHC Discussion Project this past year?

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* 4. Did we succeed in building community with Poetry Express? If so, how? If not, why not?

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* 5. What is one thing that surprised you about the public event?

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* 6. Tell us about your efforts to recruit performers. How did it go? What would you do differently next time? Were you able to recruit a broad range of performers of diverse ages and backgrounds? Did we give you tools to help with recruitment?

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* 7. Do you think there would be value in offering one or more workshops specifically focused on writing poetry as an addition to this program?

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* 8. Tell us about your experience during the planning meeting with MHC staff and the visiting poet. Was there clarity of roles and purpose of the program? Anything that could have been improved?

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* 9. How much do you agree with the following statements about the partnership with the Maine State Library

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The MSL reference librarian was helpful and communicative.
The MSL provided carefully prepared resources for Poetry Express.
I learned about new resources through conversations with MSL staff.

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* 10. How much do you agree with the following statements about your partnership with the visiting poet

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree N/A
The visiting poet was helpful and communicative throughout the entire program.
The visiting poet was prepared and aware of their responsibilities in running this program.
I would recommend working with this partner again.

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* 11. What was particularly good about this partnership?

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* 12. How much do you agree with the following statements about your partnership with MHC?

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MHC was helpful in preparing me for this program.
MHC was supportive throughout the duration of this project.

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* 13. What tools, resources, or support could we provide to further support you to host Poetry Express?

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* 14. How much work was this for you? Did this seem appropriate given the program?

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* 15. Did this event spark any next steps, plans or ideas for future projects?

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* 16. Would you recommend hosting Poetry Express to another organization/community?

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* 17. What else should we know?

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