Workshops

Three Upcoming Workshops

The Art and Craft of Poetry: Inhabiting the Persona Poem
Friday, January 20th
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Cost: $125
Limited to 10 Participants
Where: Online
Want to spice things up a little? Begin the new year by trying your hand at the persona poem. The persona poem allows you to imagine your way into the life and voice of another. A brew of research, memory, and a generous splash of imagination, a persona poem can personify a historical figure, a great-grandparent, a celebrity or politician, the humble woman down the block. You can even personify part of yourself, to gain perspective or create camouflage. This generative workshop offers a chance to learn the fundamentals of the persona poem, strengthen your writing practice, and begin new poems. We’ll read and discuss persona poems, you’ll write poems based on prompts, and I’ll offer feedback (if you’d like) while your workshop mates listen. The workshop aims to foster a supportive atmosphere that encourages and builds a community of poets on the peninsula and beyond. I’ll send you a packet of persona poems to read a week or so before the workshop. kathrynhunt.net
RegisterImprint Bookstore or  hello@imprintbookstore.com
Port Townsend, WA.
(360) 379-2617

The Art and Craft of Poetry: A Consideration of the Sonnet
Saturday, February 25th
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Cost: $125
Limited to 10 Participants
Where: Online
The sonnet is an elegant form, one that will add shine to your poetry chops, and is a vital influence on contemporary lyrical/narrative poetry, even when poems don’t announce themselves as sonnets. This generative workshop offers a chance to learn the fundamentals of the sonnet, strengthen your writing practice, and begin new poems. We’ll read and discuss some sonnets, including innovative poems by Terrance Hayes, Diane Seuss, Wanda Coleman, and, well, Bill Shakespeare. You’ll write drafts based on prompts, and I’ll offer feedback (if you’d like) while your workshop mates listen. The workshop aims to foster a supportive atmosphere that encourages and builds a community of poets on the peninsula and beyond. I’ll send you a packet of sonnets a week or so before the workshop. kathrynhunt.net
RegisterImprint Bookstore or  hello@imprintbookstore.com
Port Townsend, WA.
(360) 379-2617

The Art and Craft of Poetry: Braiding a Poem
Saturday, March 18th
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Cost: $125
Limited to 10 Participants
Where: Online
A braided poem picks up three or four strands of thought and braids them together. In the end, the meanings, concerns, and urgencies of each strand reflect off of and into each other, the whole becoming greater than the separate strands. This generative workshop offers a chance to learn the fundamentals of the braided poem, strengthen your writing practice, and walk away with a new draft or two. We’ll read and discuss braided poems, you’ll write poems based on prompts, and I’ll offer feedback (if you’d like) while your workshop mates listen. The workshop aims to foster a supportive atmosphere that encourages and builds a community of poets on the peninsula and beyond. I’ll send you a packet of braided poems a week or so before the workshop. kathrynhunt.net
RegisterImprint Bookstore or at hello@imprintbookstore.com
Port Townsend, WA.
(360) 379-2617

​​Kathryn Hunt makes her home on the coast of the Salish Sea, on the ancestral lands of the S’Klallam, Chemakum, and Suquamish. Her poems have appeared in Orion, Radar, Terrain, Missouri Review, and Narrative, among other journals. Her second collection of poems Seed Wheel was published by Lost Horse Press in 2021 and a chapbook The Country I Come From was published by Refugia Press in 2022. She’s recently completed a memoir, The Matter of All Things. Kathryn Hunt has worked as a waitress, shipscaler, short-order cook, bookseller, food bank coordinator, filmmaker, and freelance writer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall and Winter Readings

Elliott Bay, December 6 at 6 pm ZOOM
I'll read at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle to celebrate the publication of Asking, Alice Derry's most recent book of poems. A gorgeous, searching, heart-opening  exploration of living with loss. With Alice Derry, Tess Gallagher, and Gary Copeland Lilley. Register at Elliott Bay Books.

 

Earlier Readings & Gatherings

LitFuse! Poetry Gathering September 23 - 25
Three days of poetry classes, craft lectures, readings, and community. JOIN US

I'll be teaching poetry workshops along with Kim Addonizio, Brook Matson, Gary Copeland Lilley, Rena Priest and a host of others

We'll gather in the wonderful little town of Tieton, between Mount Rainier and Yakima in Eastern Washington.

 

 

 

In Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend, reading with Gary Copeland LilleyLauren Davis, and Matthew Nienow. I'm a huge fan of their work. Fresh air! The Bay behind us! Ferry boats! Horse tail clouds! A great night of poetry.

Oh traveler, what if the far river had not been created?
Where then would you dream of going?

― Linda Hogan