Literature

Scene Wednesday: Celebration of Poetic Voices

May 18 / 16

Morning! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted the upcoming summer workshop for the Fine Arts Work Center. Lots of activities going on at the workshop and this is also one of them, so lets take a look…..


(cred: Fine Arts Work Center)

A CELEBRATION OF POETIC VOICES

Poetry has always drawn students to the Summer Workshop Program. Each year, hundreds of poets arrive at the Work Center to refine their technique with some of the most talented poets as faculty and members.

2016 Poetry faculty include DAVID BAKER, JILL BIALOSKY, SOPHIE CABOT BLACK, ELIZABETH BRADFIELD, GABRIELLE CALVOCORESSI, MARTHA COLLINS, NICK FLYNN, MARIE HOWE, KIRUN KAPUR, FRED MARCHANT, GAIL MAZUR, SARAH MESSER, EILEEN MYLES, JOHN MURILLO, ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS, MARTHA RHODES, ALAN SHAPIRO, and PETER SHIPPY.

POETRY INTENSIVE WEEK – AUGUST 7 – 12

This year we are pleased to announce a POETRY INTENSIVE WEEK with a series of workshops dedicated to poetry. The week includes an opening keynote by inaugural poet RICARDO BLANCO; workshops by Blanco, as well as by the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry, GREGORY PARDLO; National Book Award finalist, ADA LIMON; Lannan Literary Fellow NATALIE DIAZ; and poet/photographer RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS, widely known for her literary portraits, and her video project P.O.P. (Poets on Poetry).

Other cross-genre workshops include painting, printmaking, and songwriting by eminent artists RICHARD BAKER and DANIEL HEYMAN, and renowned singer songwriter PATTY LARKIN. The week also offers concerts by PATTY LARKIN,  as well as PoemJazz featuring U.S. Poet Laureate ROBERT PINSKY, LAURENCE HOBGOOD and STAN STRICKLAND. The week closes on Saturday with an open-level workshop finale on poetry and music taught by ROBERT PINSKY.

Tickets to the special performance events are free to the participating students, and available for purchase by the public, including the option to purchase a “Poet Pass” for all three events. Proceeds from these special events will benefit the Work Center’s Summer Workshop Program. As with all workshop weeks, the Work Center campus will be alive nightly with free writer and artists talks, as well as the Thursday evening Student Open Studios and Readings.

This series is generously supported by Mass Poetry. Mass Poetry supports poets and poetry in Massachusetts to help broaden the audience of poetry readers, bring poetry to readers of all ages and transform people’s lives through verse.

If your interested go to fawc.org. There may be room to register.

featured image: wallpaperwide.com, artfixdaily.com & masspoetry.org