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.
Note: This workshop is the second of a pair given by Lizzy Fox in September. The first workshop is on Sunday, September 17. The registration cost covers both workshops.
Cost: $65 for both workshops (see note above)
Registration: Please register online
Contact: River Arts