Plan on attending a Workshop and Reading you won't want to miss! Bring a friend and please share this facebook event page too!
4:30 to 6 pm - Free Workshop led by Carolyne Wright (sponsored in part by 4Culture!!! *see link below)
6:15 to 8 pm Reading & Open Mic w/ Featured Readers Carolyne Wright, Judith Skillman and Sarah Jones
"Look Here!"—Voice and Persona in Poetry
"To be or not to be?" may be the poet's ultimate question—one answer is that we can be anyone we wish to be, through the characters who speak our poems. How can we learn to explore the inner life of someone else--another person who intrigues or disturbs us? We want to understand, but often are baffled by, what makes others tick—not just historical figures or invented characters, but those whom we think we know. We will read and discuss sample dramatic monologues and other persona poems and prose pieces, and with several prompts, try writing our own. What can we learn about our personae by writing in their voices? How does our writing enact a process of discovery? Besides generating new work, you may bring poems already in process, to revise and transform into dramatic monologues and persona poems.
And then at 6:15 pm our PoetryIsEverything read begins featuring not one, not two but three featured poets - Sarah Jones, Judith Skillman and Carolyne Wright plus an open mic.
Sarah Jones is the author of Lies I Tell Myself (dancing girl press & studio). Her poems have appeared in The Normal School, New Ohio Review, Maudlin House, Entropy magazine, The American Literary Review, and many other places. She is an assistant editor for Poetry Northwest and was a doubly nominated for Pushcart Prize in 2018. www.sarahjonespoet.com.
Judith Skillman’s new books are Premise of Light, Tebot Bach; and Came Home to Winter, Deerbrook Editions. She is the recipient of grants from Artist Trust and the Academy of American Poets. Her poems have appeared in Shenandoah, Poetry, Cimarron Review, Zyzzyva, and many other journals. Visit www.judithskillman.com
Carolyne Wright’s most recent book is This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2017). Her ground-breaking anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse, 2015), received ten Pushcart Prize nominations and was a finalist for the Foreword Review’s Book of the Year. A Seattle native, she has received grants from 4Culture, the Fulbright Foundation, and the NEA; and she spent two months in Bahia, Brazil in mid-2018 on a Sacatar Foundation residency. https://carolynewright.wordpress.com
This project is supported, in part, by a grant from 4Culture