Fernando Salinas

About Fernando

  • MFA Creative Writing; Ventura College -Adjunct English Professor
  • Elem-College Writing, Recitation, Perf Teacher 10+ yrs
  • CA Poets in the Schools, Coordinator; Master Poet/Educator
  • Theater, Stage, Film and Performing Artist
  • VCAC Director of Literary Arts Programs

Learn more about Fernando's work teaching poetry and literary arts to youth as the coordinator of our Youth Poet Laureate program and Poetry Out Loud program.

Fernando Salinas


The Power of Poetic Devices
  • Effective application; simile, metaphor, personification, etc.
  • Free Form verse/prose poetry; craft vs. inspiration
  • Emphasis: creativity, imagination, and intellectual curiosity
  • Raising awareness of the Power of the Literary Art form
Spoken Word
  • Culturally Diverse poetry lessons
  • Development and adaptation of presentation styles to demonstrate confidence
  • Performance poetry lessons

California Arts Standards

  • Anchor Standards for Reading: Key Ideas and Details-Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and make logical inferences
  • Craft and Structure-Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative and figurative meanings
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas-Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media