Gathering & Holding the Pieces, Letting them Speak - SOLD OUT

Instructor: Alessandra Lynch
Date: Monday, July 27
Time: 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
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In this three hour poetry writing workshop, I will offer a variety of prompts to help you write about difficult, urgent  issues in your life, issues that might have felt shattering to you.

Part of the workshop will involve loose sketching and working with clay.  (You do not need to be a visual artist or to have any art experience to participate!)

Most of the workshop will invite you to write freely and safely, play with shapes and color, and create a handful of burgeoning poems, as well as one rough draft of a poem.

*Supply List: The students will need paper and colored pencils, magic markers, or crayons as well.  If they wish, they can use watercolors. Clay is also recommended. Students are responsible for their own supplies.*

This event is held in support of "The Clothesline Indiana" project, led by Women4Change and the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault.

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Alessandra Lynch is the author of three collections of poetry: Sails the Wind Left Behind (winner of the New York/New England Award from Alice James Books, 2002), It was a terrible cloud at twilight (winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Award, Pleaides/LSU Press, 2008), and Daylily Called It a Dangerous Moment (Alice James  Books, 2017). She has received fellowships from The Corporation of Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center, and she has been the recipient of a Barbara Deming Award and a Creative Renewal Fellowship for the Arts from the Indianapolis Council for the Arts.  For Stream/Lines, an Indianapolis Waterways Project, Alessandra has served as one of the three poet/curators through Poets’ House.  Currently, Alessandra teaches poetry in the undergraduate and graduate programs at Butler University.



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