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A Poetry Month Workshop - Free and Open to Writers of all Levels
On April 11, as part of "Poetry Month Rockland," Carol Bachofner will offer a workshop, entitled "Where We Live is Why We Write: keeping a writer's journal," at the Rockland Public Library. Note that this is not a Maine Poets Society event. It is open, at no cost, to writers of all levels, including beginners. Check-in time is 5:45 p.m. The workshop will start at 6:00 and end at 8:00.
Focus will be a discussion of "place" in terms of its effects on our writing. Using several poems of Native American poets of the Northeast, and snippets of personal interviews with those poets, Carol will show how being "away" impacted their poetry and how being away (or returning home after being away) can provide you with materials for your own writing, either poems or prose.
Participants will explore keeping a journal of place, a treasure trove of writing ideas and bits of memory about home. They will create at least three different journal entries and try a bit of poetry from those.
Attendees are asked to bring a fresh journal/notebook (any will do) and a pen and/or pencil. Handouts will be provided. Door prizes will be given.
Please email if you are interested in attending, or if you have questions about the workshop.

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