Using news headlines and quotes as poetic prompts, poet Ed Werstein will guide participants to creating poetry in response to the news. Many of us have strong reactions to what we read and hear in the news, but ranting or preaching bear few results. Poetry can ease our own frustration and, at the same time, be an effective tool to get others to think about our points without becoming didactic.
Ed Werstein is writer-in-residence at Write On, Door County. He has been an advocate for labor rights, peace, and social justice his entire adult life. He has published poetry in numerous outlets, including Verse Wisconsin, Stoneboat, Blue Collar Review, and elsewhere. He is the East Region vice president of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and the author of Who Are We Then? a chapbook of poems published by Partisan Press.
In collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, this program is offered free of charge though donations are gratefully accepted. Please register for the workshop by calling 920-868-1457 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.