Anyone who participated in this or any of the other writing workshops (or is simply a lover of literature) is invited to come to the Two Cents Literary Festival, April 3 – April 6: http://www.colby.edu/cwriting/colby-literary-festival/ ! The Community Open-Mic at 1:30- 2:30pm, April 4th is designed to provide a space for community members to read from their work!
A Re-seeing: A Poetry Revision Workshop
Thursday, 4/2/20, 4p-6p
Location: Waterville Public Library
Facilitated by Arisa White
How can we re-see what we’ve written with fresh eyes? The body and the organization of the natural and material world often gives us insight into how we can bring balance and form to a poem that feels banal and lifeless.
Using a series of revision exercises based on the five senses, five natural elements, and cardinal points, participants will identify new beginnings, create poetic structures that better support content, and work one-on-one to get perspective on and solutions for how to enliven the poem’s ecosystem.
Bring to workshop two sets of printouts of two poems. One set will be for you and the other will be used by your peer-review partner.
Free and open to the public. Seats are limited; registration is required. Register at: https://a-re-seeing-a-poetry-revision-workshop.eventbrite.com
Cave Canem graduate fellow Arisa White received her MFA from UMass, Amherst, and is the author of Perfect on Accident, You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened, Black Pearl, Post Pardon, A Penny Saved, and Hurrah’s Nest. Her poetry has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, NAACP Image Award, California Book Award, and Wheatley Book Award. The chapbook “Fishing Walking” & Other Bedtime Stories for My Wife won the inaugural Per Diem Poetry Prize. She’s the co-author of Biddy Mason Speaks Up, the second book in the Fighting for Justice series for young readers. Arisa serves on the board of directors for Foglifter and Nomadic Press and is an assistant professor of creative writing at Colby College. arisawhite.com