Between the Lines Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis
August 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday – Friday, August 7 – 11
This workshop is full.
In this week-long workshop with poet Kathleen Ellis we will explore connections between memory—truthful or fanciful—and history. How can language assuage or deepen our connections to the past? How do these events shape our values and world views, from our own identity to the plight of immigrants to climate change? Using current exhibits at the museum and local art galleries, photographs, historical events, and a range of poetic styles and techniques, we will jump-start new poems based on our experience and imagination. Open to intermediate and advanced poets and those who have taken at least two of Ellis’ previous workshops.
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.