Monday, January 30, 2012

Northwest Poets--1 Day Class with Poet Elizabeth Austen @hugohouse


Ready to try something new?

 Elizabeth Austen is teaching a couple of poetry writing workshops in February:

Poems from Poems: Call and Response
“Good poems are the best teachers. Perhaps they are the only teachers,” writes Mary Oliver in A Poetry Handbook. This workshop explores ways to let others’ poems not only teach you, but lead to new poems of your own. We’ll experiment with po-jacking, sonic translations, echo translations and other ways to use one poem as a jumping off point for another. Come prepared to write and stretch your craft – participants will leave the workshop with fresh drafts of new poems.

February 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Richard Hugo House $96/$86.40 for Hugo House members. Registration is open online or via phone at (206) 322-7030.

Elizabeth will also teach a shorter, free version of the class on February 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lopez Island Library.


Contact Elizabeth at eaustenpoetry(at)gmail.com for more information.

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