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Raising the Stakes: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Monday through Friday, July 9 to 13, 9 a.m. to noon

Poetry is risky business. How do you raise the stakes in your writing by maximizing devices in the poem that make your work matter to your readers? In this week-long writing workshop, participants will look at how poems engage their readers and make their readers care. Using the exhibitions in the museum and local galleries, and a range of poetic styles and techniques, you will generate new poems based on raising the stakes of your writing.

 Instructor Kathleen Ellis has published five collections of poetry, most recently Outer-Body Travel. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for theArts and Maine Arts Commission, and poems from her manuscript, Dear Darwin, were set to music and released as a Parma Recordings CD, nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award. She teaches literature and poetry writing at the University of Maine in Orono.


Gamble Education Center
9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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