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Poetry Workshops with Lizzy Fox

  • River Arts 74 Pleasant Street Morrisville, VT, 05661 United States (map)

Join Lizzy Fox for poetry workshops on September 17 and September 24 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm:

September 17 -  Magical Realism in Nature: Lessons from Brigit Pegeen Kelly’s Poetry — In this four-hour craft workshop, we’ll read from Brigit Pegeen Kelly’s acclaimed book Song to understand how she blends fantasy with the natural world to achieve transcendence. Then, taking inspiration from our natural surroundings, we’ll borrow from Kelly’s toolkit to our own craft poems. After lunch, there will be time for sharing, critique, and an introduction to public speaking specifically geared toward poets. Come prepared with a notebook, writing utensil, and outdoor-appropriate attire. A half-hour lunch is built into the day; participants should provide their own lunch.

September 24 - The Spirit of Everyday Things: Entering Political Poetry through Objects —
Taking our cues from Pablo Neruda and Naomi Shihab Nye, we’ll explore the intersection of poetry, politics, and everyday objects. Neruda and Nye both comment on social inequity through the poetic rendering of what we may take for granted—salt, figs, bread—without becoming preachy or overly sentimental. This workshop will explore their secrets, and our discussion will give way to writing prompts and outdoor reflection. After lunch, there will be time for sharing, critique, and an introduction to public speaking specifically geared toward poets. Come prepared with a notebook, writing utensil, and outdoor-appropriate attire. A half-hour lunch is built into the day; participants should provide their own lunch.

Cost: $65 for both workshops

Registration: Please register online

Contact: River Arts

Earlier Event: September 17
A Conversation with Baratunde Thurston
Later Event: September 19
Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry