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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

October Poetry Workshop in Traverse City


Michigan Writers is offering a free—repeat, FREE--poetry workshop on October 14, 7-9 p.m., at the University Center, 2200 Dendrinos Dr., Room 12, in Traverse City. This evening of exercises, discussions, examples and explorations of various creativity blocks and how to work through them will be guided by Faith Shearin, whose first book, The Owl Question, won the May Swenson award, and whose second, The Empty House, was published in 2008. No preregistration is necessary. Just show up with your writing tools, prepared to work. What have you got to lose? Put it on your calendar!

Here is the William Carlos Williams poem, "This Is Just to Say," that Gerry reminded me about because of the plums:
I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

News of this free poetry workshop should be scribbled on the sky! What a wonderful opportunity. Thanks for telling us.

centria said...

I absolutely love that poem. Thank you for posting it!

P. J. Grath said...

My thanks to Gerry for reminding me of the poem and to Michigan Writers for sending me notice of the workshop.