Poems for a Better Nation: Poetry Workshop with Kim Stafford

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Date(s) - 11/18/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

First Unitarian Church Buchan Building


Poems for a Better Nation: Poetry Workshop with Kim Stafford
What is a poet’s work in these strange times? How can words most matter for the good of our nation and Earth? As Dennis Lee said, in words engraved at the Scottish parliament, “Work as if in the early days of a better nation.” In this workshop, we will read and write poems that seed the future with truth and challenge. We will engage outright political poems and more subtle contributions to a better nation—lullabies, songs of a patriot (or matriot loyal to home ground), manifestos, consolations, and blessings. Come begin your book of lyric testimony.
Facilitator: Kim Stafford directs the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College where he has taught writing since 1979. He is the author of several books including The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft. He has taught writing in Scotland, Italy, and Bhutan.
Details: Saturday, Nov. 18; 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Coffee, tea, and pastries in the morning.
Bring a sack lunch.
Fee: Pledging $55 / Non-pledging $75
Reference #: C23F17

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