Poetry Writing Workshop, March 14-16

Date: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, March 16, 2014 (All day)
Event Description: 

 

Writing Under the Full Moon

Class date / time: 

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 6:00pm to Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 2:00pm

Instructor: 

Patti Trimble

Fee: 

$190

Non-Member Fee: 

$200

Join poet Patti Trimble for fun and beautiful survey of poetic-nature works, an inspired weekend of writing poems.

As the morning birds sing, or the full moon shines, we'll read the work of some wonderful nature writers—ancient to modern— and write poems or short prose in response, honing though words our relationship to the world.

We'll read old poems, Egyptian Hymn to the Sun God, Hesiod's Hymn to Selene.

In a field of wildflowers, we'll read an eclogue and a pastorale and follow medieval nature-poetic forms.

We'll look at how Whitman, the Beats, and Thomas Transtromer used words to place themselves in "nature" ; and how contemporary poets like Mary Oliver and Kay Ryan evoke an intimate sense of place.

Hope you will join us. This will be a meaningful and restorative weekend, as we write in community, in the wilds, with plenty of time for reverie. This class is open to everyone. 

 

 

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,—     

One clover, and a bee,

And revery.    

The revery alone will do         

If bees are few.           

Emily Dickinsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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