Poet Susan Woolridge says “it’s impossible to teach anyone to write a poem, but we can set up circumstances in which poems are likely to happen. We can create a field in and around us that’s fertile territory for poems. Playing with words we can get to the place where poems come from.”
In this day-long workshop, using Woolridge’s text “poemcrazy” and Ted Kooser’s book The Poetry Home Repair Manual, we will work on creating two to four original, brand-new poems. Then, inspired by the joy of writing, and useful materials from both books, participants will be begin writing all the things they’ve wanted to say for so long. This class is intended for all ages who are absolute beginners at writing poetry.
Enrollment is limited to 10. Lunch is included.
Sharon Auberle is the 2017-2019 Door County Poet Laureate. Her collections Crow Ink and EVErywoman, contain her photography as well as poems. The Book of Summer Hours is a collection of poetry and photo paintings. She collaborated with poet Ralph Murre on the collection Wind Where Music Was. Her poetry and photography have appeared in numerous publications and her writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She has facilitated poetry writing workshops at Write On, The Clearing, Scandia Village, and Gibraltar School. She has collaborated with poets in Australia and Vietnam for a world writing project called Conversations Across Borders and for the past several years participated in a group of poets teaming with musicians to combine the spoken word with music in a program called Words On Fire.
Please note the change of date from the originally published course listing.
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