Led by poet Kathleen Ellis, this workshop will explore the connections between poetry and art, using the museum’s current exhibits, Rockland’s waterfront, and the Olson House as sources for writing. Experimentation with a wide range of poetic forms will be used to jumpstart new poems. The workshop will also include collaborative activities as well as daily group critiques.
Kathleen Ellis is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Narrow River to the North. She is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maine Arts Commission, and her poems and translations have been widely published in literary journals and anthologies. She lives in Orono, Maine where she teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Maine and coordinates POETS/SPEAK! for the Bangor Public Library.
Location: upstairs of the Gamble Education Center
Level: beginner to advanced writers
Materials: bring personal writing materials to class
Class size: open to 12 students
Cost: $180; $150 members