Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

The Art and Craft of Poetry: A Consideration of the Sonnet
Date: Saturday, February 25th
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $90
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
Date: Saturday, March 18th
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $90
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

​​The Art and Craft of Poetry: Inhabiting the Persona Poem
Date: Saturday, April 22nd
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: $90
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

 

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. A chapbook, She Who Walks the Earth, a collaboration with the painter Libby Atkins, was published in 2023. She’s recently completed a memoir, Unforgettable, a mother-daughter tale. Kathryn Hunt has worked as a waitress, shipscaler, short-order cook, bookseller, food bank coordinator, filmmaker, and freelance writer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend, reading with Gary Copeland LilleyLauren Davis, and Matthew Nienow. The Port Townsend 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