Summer Workshops With Me: Michigan, Massachusetts, Montana

My online classes are on hiatus for the summer but there are a few places you can still catch me in person for a poetry workshop. I’d love to see you in a workshop before this season ends.

Books, flowers, fresh air. Some people don’t write in the summertime but I do.

Half-Day Poetry Workshop, at Interlochen College of Creative Arts in northern Michigan

If you love it when someone else prompts you through a creative process you would never think of on your own, join me for this generative writing workshop. We will be guided by a commitment to experimentation. We will read inspiring poems and learn from them. We will explore the genius of Brian Eno’s “Oblique Strategies” as adapted for poets. And we will plant seeds so that the rest of your summer results in even more poems. Leave the session with at least 2-3 new drafts of poems to work on independently.

August 9

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*Please register asap as we nee to reach our workshop minimum before the end of July.

Bring your notebook. I will provide the rest. Leave with new work in progress.

The Visual Language of Poetry, in the Berkshires of Massachusetts,

Poetry evokes visual imagery, both for the listener and the reader. In this generative workshop we will write poems using creative visual prompts, from printed images to strolls outdoors in the natural environment. We will make space to share the writing we create, paying close attention to how word placement on a page, choice of materials, and even the voice of the reader affects our interpretation of the content. This session is ideal for anyone interested in translating some of what they see to the written word, and getting some supportive, concentrated feedback from a community of fellow poets.

Saturday, August 18

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The 21 Day Poetry Challenge is an email-based, generative writing course, with a live video element. The price for this quarterly offering will go up in August so register now to save, and look forward to having my support as you write new poems, during the weeks leading up to the Autumn Equinox.

September 1-21, 2018

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Reading from my book, If August, at Beargrass Writers Retreat 2017

Beargrass Writers Retreat, Greenough, Montana

Mountains. Writers. Readings. Panels. An historic ranch on the Blackfoot River. Food. Drink. (Skeet shooting?) What else could you want or need? I’ll be back again this year, leading a morning writing workshop, and supporting my amazing colleagues who host this down-to-earth, inspiring and exceptionally warm gathering.

August 25-28

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The E Bar L Ranch’s Great Room during Beargrass Writers Retreat, north of Missoula, Montana.

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