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POETRY WORKSHOP: What Have You Lost?: The Healing Path of Poetry

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Discover how writing poems can help you heal from loss

WHAT HAVE YOU LOST?: The Healing Path of Poetry

with Alison Townsend

Alison Townsend has written extensively about loss and will guide participants in a generative workshop using models and examples from her own work and that of others. In this supportive workshop, we will explore the elegiac impulse and how writing poems can help us heal. Prompts and handouts will be provided.

This class will be held in person and is limited to 12 participants. Tuition for the 90-minute workshop is $30. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member and save, please click here. To register online for this program, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.


Alison Townsend is the author of a collection of short essays, The Persistence of Rivers, and two award-winning books of poetry, The Blue Dress and Persephone in America. Her poetry and nonfiction appear widely and have been reprinted in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, and Best American Essays 2020. She won the 2020 Rattle Poetry Prize. Emerita professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, she lives on four acres of prairie and oak savanna in the farm country outside Madison, the inspiration for her new essay collection, The Green Hour: A Natural History of Home, published by the University of Wisconsin Press in fall 2021.



October 30
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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