author songwriter eric ode

Celebrating Language through Story and Song

Hi. I'm Eric Ode, an author, songwriter, and poet for kids and families. I'm glad you stopped by! Here you can learn about my author visit assemblies and workshops for schools and my music and poetry programs for libraries. You can check out my schedule for upcoming concerts and events, read a few poems, and take a peek at my books and CDs. Those links above take you to other pages in my children's music and poetry web site. Enjoy! Oh, and while you're here, drop me an email ( I'd look forward to hearing from you. 

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Eric's blog...

Thoughts on creativity, news regarding new releases, upcoming events, literacy and poetry resources, whatever else seems noteworthy,... 

Workshops & Programs
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Author visits for schools...

As a former elementary teacher, I'd like to help you get your kids excited about the writing process. We'll use story, poetry, and music in high-participation assemblies and workshops to discuss pre-writing, drafting, and revising. Here's more information.

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Public library programs...

My music-filled library programs use hand motions, body movement, fingerplays, children's books, poems, puppets, and props to create programs sure to teach, engage, and entertain. Check out some program possibilities.

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Virtual Concerts and Workshops

School, library, and community events coordinators, I am providing a number of virtual streaming and pre-recorded concerts and writing workshops via Zoom, Skype, YouTube Live, and Facebook Live. Please get in touch if you would like more information or want to bounce ideas back and forth. I'm happy to discuss options and solutions with you. This is a good time to get creative!

NEW Poetry Workshop video series!

Here's a brand new resource for educators, parents, and kids excited about creativity. Produced with the support of the King County Library System, this series of five short videos have Eric using kid-generated contributions to create an on-the-spot poem. Themes include writing tools such as simile, personification, assonance, alliteration, repetition, and meter.