What: Place and Persona, a poetry workshop hosted by Josie Emmons Turner
When: Saturday, July 16, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Fort Nisqually Museum, Great Room
Cost: FREE, pre-registration required. Please fill out a registration form and send to email@example.com. Workshop space is limited to 15.
Tacoma Poet Laureate, Josie Emmons Turner, will host a free poetry workshop in the Great Room of Fort Nisqually at Point Defiance Park, on Saturday, July 16. The workshop, Place and Persona, will explore “persona poems” – poems in which the narrator’s voice is that of an imaginary person, not the writer. This technique frees the poet to imaginatively explore new worlds. The first two hours will be spent exploring various persona poems. Participants will then have a private hour for quiet reflection and writing poetry. During the final hour, participants will share new draft poems. Workshop participants should bring a sack lunch and writing materials. Continue reading