may, 2023

sat13may4:00 pm5:15 pmSpring Writes Literary Festival Workshop: Mapping, Memory, Mad + ness Poetry Workshop4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Event Type :FREE Event,Martha Hamblin Hall,Public Event


Event Details

With India Sada. This poetry workshop is about tapping into a few ways we can sound, move, and make mad (as in wild) our poems. To practice writing and re-writing poetry beyond our prediction and control— we will center being “Directed by Desire” (June Jordan) instead of directing desire. We will begin with breathing our poems: tending to how our breath work- works and gives and needs across the page. We’ll then map and move our poems, as a way of voice, character, and world building. From there, we’ll interact with our poems in relationship to memory. Lastly, we’ll read and/or listen to published poems— using them as doorways to free write into our own “+ -ness.” This poetry workshop is ideal for people to come ready to revise a piece of writing they’ve already written and want to spend time with. “A piece” of writing can mean a poem, or just a line or two, a journal entry, a letter, or whatever feels right.

For more information about Spring Writes Literary Festival, please visit https://artspartner.org/content/view/spring-writes.


(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Martha Hamblin Hall, Community School of Music and Arts

330 East State Street

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