Writing And Reading Poetry: Making Things Visible

September 7, 2013 - September 8, 2013
Collegeville MN 56321-5888


Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8


Led by Susan Sink

The best contemporary poetry uses storytelling and images, poetic form and devices, to take us into the truth of the natural world and human experience in a deep and immediate way. It reveals, probes, illuminates and makes real for us something we knew but didn’t have words (or an image) for before. Sharing poems allows us to share our human experience and selves in a way that lets us know we’re connected and our experience has meaning.

Susan Sink’s book of poetry, The Way of All the Earth, is filled with such poems. In this workshop we will begin with the poet and her poems and leap off into writing that brings us into deeper contact with our own life stories and the way poetry helps us to see and, ultimately, live more fully and in greater awareness. The themes for this 1 1/2 day workshop are identity and memory. Writers at all levels are welcome. This retreat will run Saturday 9-4 and Sunday 9-12. Overnight accommodations available.

Cost: Tuition is $120 and includes lunch and a simple soup supper on Saturday. Overnight accommodations are available for Friday and/or Saturday at $60/night and include breakfast.

Categories: Lifelong Learning  |  The Arts  |  Workshops