2007-06-28 / Upcoming Events

Writing workshop at farm planned

A workshop on writing nature poetry will be held Sunday, July 22, at Watson Farm.

This is the second in a series of three writing workshops to be held at Historic New England's Watson Farm in Jamestown. It will take place from 9 a.m. to noon

This workshop will focus on poetry through observation. Participants will have the opportunity to create poems from close observations of the natural environs at the Watson Farm. Exercises, examples and discussions will focus on the ways nature-based poetry can be employed to become more fully aware of the natural world.

Ira Schaeffer and Patte Weathers Parry, both published poets, will lead the workshop. Group sharing and discussion of written work is encouraged. Open to journal writers and poets of all levels.

Take a single workshop or register for both, $10 for Historic New England members or $20 for nonmembers. To register and request more information, contact Heather Minto at 423-0005.

The third workshop in the series will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, and will continue to help writers to incorporate sensory images and details from nature into their poetry.

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