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After Lorca: A Workshop in Reading and Writing Poems with Kathleen Ellis

July 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lorca (1914)

Monday – Friday, July 17 – 21

This week-long workshop will examine the Spanish poet’s influences (Buñuel, Dali, and Neruda) and those poets and artists he has influenced, beginning with an overview of Federico García Lorca’s life, writings, and drawings. Each day, you will write poems influenced, in turn, by the work of Lorca, his theory of cante jondo (deep music), and those he influenced, including modern Arab poets. Daily group workshopping of poems will take place in a supportive environment. Open to poets and visual artists of all levels.

Kathleen Ellis is the award-winning 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, the Maine Arts Commission, and Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda poetry prize. Her manuscript of poems, Dear Darwin, was set to music by composer Scott Brickman and released as a Parma Recordings CD, which was nominated for a 2015 Grammy award. Ellis teaches English and in the Honors College at the University of Maine, Orono.


Gamble Education Center: Upstairs