Here's what people are saying across the country about yours truly and my performances and workshops.
"We have Charles visit our school every year during National Poetry Month! His poems and performances always leave a lasting impact on our students! After Charles' workshops, our students display more confidence and expression when reading their poetry! We will continue to invite Charles back every year!"
Brittany Barnes, K-12 Librarian at The Churchill School & Center, New York, NY
"Waters possesses such electricity that the federal government should tap him as an alternative energy source."
Michael Hoover, The Evening Sun.
"Charles Waters is an unbelievable inspiration to students and teachers alike. His warm, affable demeanor and outstanding writing workshop brought out the best in our fifth grade writers. I loved hearing Charles so much that on the spot I started using poetry in a world geography class!"
William Piper, 5th grade social studies teacher, University School of Milwaukee.
"One visit from Charles Waters and you'll be wishing every month was Poetry Month!”
Paula Zamora Gonzalez, Lower School Librarian, Friends Seminary New York, NY.
“I would definitely recommend Mr. Waters's Children’s Poetry program. The children was engaged and mesmerized by his performance. The audience participation was a hit! Mr. Waters Rocks!”
Mary P. Smith, Program Planner, Program and Services Department/Children Services, Queens Library, Jamaica, NY.
"His artistic talent as a performer and writer is outstanding. I highly recommend Charles as a professional artist that can deliver a quality program."
Maria Guerrero, Executive Director, Women in the Arts Inc.,
A non-profit organization.
“Charles Waters' poetry is imaginative, educational and best of all, surprising. He's one of my favorite children's poets and performers.”
Michael Romanos, Former Children's Room Director & Education Coordinator, Poets House, New York, New York.
"Charles is full of energy, enthusiasm and knowledge. He supported students interest, increased student role play and participation. It was awesome to see and be part of such a learning experience."
Maria Velez, VE/ESE Instructor Hiawassee Elementary School Orlando, FL.
"Charles did such a great job working with our kids, helping them to refine their performance skills. They learned inflection, movement, confidence, and poise so they were ready for their time on stage. His time with them was well-spent, and they are still applying their learning in class!"
MaryBeth Davies, Middle School Director, Windermere Preparatory School, Windermere, FL.
"Charles Waters not only aligns his presentations to the ELA Common Core Standards but captivates his audiences as he exquisitely transforms the classroom into a stage where students can be free to express their creativity and be fearless of public speaking."
Lori Centeno, Teacher, PS/IS 119Q, Queens, NY,
"I never really liked poetry and dreaded having to do anything with it either as a teacher or student. After seeing Charles Waters speak he really convinced me how much fun it can be."
Damien Wollstein, Graduate Student, Antioch University Seattle.
"He put on an amazing workshop at our library. Students, teachers and parents were awed by his performance abilities and skill at creating poetry. Poetry comes alive when Charles takes the stage!"
Sandy Mayer, Librarian, Orange County Library System/Southwest Branch, Orlando, FL.