A Generative Poetry Workshop: Crafting Memory in the Moment

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Program Type:

Poetry, Writing

Age Group:

Adults
This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series.
Registration for this event will close on October 19, 2022 @ 12:00pm.
Allowed Ages: Over 18
There are 8 seats remaining.

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About this event:

Narrative poems can be a great place to create memoir, especially when our lives--personally and/or collectively--have taken a spiritual, political, and/or psychological "turn" for which the "turn" in a poem can provide an intriguing metaphor!   Since--1) COVID, 2) exacerbations in climate change, and 3) threats to our democracy--many of us are experiencing "turns" in our own personal lives--not necessarily all negative.  For some of us, the disasters are experienced as wake-up calls.  Sometimes gratitude for gifts we may have "missed" in the past and bouts of depression co-exist.  Poetry is such a marvelous vehicle for the exploration of contradiction.
 
Local poet, educational philosopher, and creative writing teacher, Barbara Regenspan, is offering a two-session, in-person generative workshop in which participants will briefly examine contemporary published poems for the specific craft inspiration they might model for our own individual half-hour writing period to follow such examination.  Voluntary sharing of our work will follow.


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