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The Art of Urgency: Poetry Writing Workshop

August 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

A Live Zoom Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

Tuesday and Thursday, August 4, 6, 11, and 13, 10-11:30 a.m.
Live Zoom Poetry Reading on Tuesday, August 18, 4 p.m.

In this two-week Zoom workshop with award-winning poet Kathleen Ellis, we will explore the relevance and urgency of poetry in a time of civil unrest, homelessness, personal loss, and global catastrophe. After viewing the current exhibit of Katharine Cobey’s fiber sculptures and discussing works by diverse contemporary poets, participants will generate four new poems that address how poetry engages the senses as an act of concern and resistance.

All levels of poets and visual artists welcome.

KATHLEEN ELLIS is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Outer-Body Travel. She has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Maine Arts Commission. A recipient of the Pablo Neruda Award from Nimrod, her poems have recently appeared in 3 Nations Anthology, The Café Review, and A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis. 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 poetry and creative writing at the University of Maine, Orono.

Cost: $180; $150 museum members

This program will take place on Zoom