Instructor: Janice N. Harrington
Date & Time: Saturday, November 18 | 1 PM to 4 PM
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Level: Open
Maximum Attendees:12 FULL/WAIT LIST
Fee: MWPA Member $45 | Nonmember $100
Registration Closes: November 13


Are there human stories that trouble or fascinate you? Are there stories—about immigration, war, religious persecution, poverty, work, social justice, the lives of women, or about your family—that you long to write?

In this interactive poetry workshop, award-winning poet Janice N. Harrington will discuss how poets use poetry to draw attention to the human stories that matter to them. She will discuss poems that bear witness from a variety of perspectives and undertake writing exercises to help you begin, or further, your own writing project.

This workshop is open to anyone interested in using poetry to build connections, open avenues of dialogue, or tell stories that should not be lost.


Janice N. Harrington’s first book of poems, Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone, won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and the Kate Tufts Poetry Award. Her other collections are The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home (Boa Editions, 2011) and Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin (Boa Editions, 2016). Her recognitions include a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Poetry and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for emerging women writers. Her children’s books The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County and Going North have won many awards and citations, including a listing among TIME Magazine’s top 10 children’s books. A former public librarian, she now teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Illinois. VISIT http://www.janiceharrington.com/

Photo: Eliza Griffiths


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WRITING POETRY TO BEAR WITNESS




SCHOLARSHIP
The MWPA is proud to offer one full scholarship to this workshop for members-only. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of need and merit. Application Due in the MWPA office on November 6 at 9:00 a.m.
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