Workshops + Readings

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February 27, 2021
Spirit in the Dark: A Day-Long Poetry Workshop with Kathryn Hunt

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
When: 10 – 4 pm PST
Cost: $150
Limited to: 8 participants
Where: Zoom: join us from anywhere in the world!
Register:
Imprint Bookstore or at hello@imprintbookstore.com

Outrage, remembrance, prayer, manifesto. How do poets marry the lyrical and social engagement? Inner life with history? The personal and the political? We'll consider the poetry of contemporary poets from the U.S. and around the world and explore ways our imaginations might invite something greater than ourselves into our own poetry.

I’ll provide writing prompts to help you on your way and feedback on your drafts. I'll also send you a packet of poems to read before we meet. You’ll finish the day with three drafts of new poems. The class is open to all lovers of poetry — beginners and experienced writers alike. I'll hope you'll join us. Please come with a notebook or laptop and an open mind.

Kathryn Hunt’s poetry has appeared in the Sun, Radar, Orion, Missouri Review, Carolina Quarterly, Frontier Poetry, and Narrative. Her first collection of poems, Long Way Through Ruin, was published by Blue Begonia Press. Seed-wheel, her second collection, will be published by Lost Horse Press in 2021. She is the recipient of residencies and awards from Ucross, Hedgebrook, Artists Trust, and Joya AIR (Spain). She recently completed a memoir, Why I Grieve I Do Not Know. She’s worked as a waitress, shipscaler, short-order cook, bookseller, printer, food bank coordinator, filmmaker, and freelance writer. kathrynhunt.net

RegisterImprint Bookstore or at hello@imprintbookstore.com
820 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA. 98368
(360) 379-2617

Upcoming

May 8 and 9, 2021
Volta: A Poetry Workshop with Kathryn Hunt and Spencer Reece

Date: Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9
Time: Saturday, 10 – 4 pm (with lunch break) and Sunday 12 – 4 pm
Cost: $350
Limited to: 10 participants
​Where: Zoom – join us from anywhere in the world!
Register: Imprint Bookstore or at hello@imprintbookstore.com

Volta means turn around, tumble, waltz. In a sonnet, it’s the turn of thought or direction that channels surprise and originality. Our two-day workshop will focus on ways to roll and roam with your own poetry and allow it to take you in new directions. We'll consider the work of contemporary poets from the U.S. and abroad and explore ways you might employ risk and invention in your work, moving your poem forward and inward at the same time.

We’ll provide writing prompts and, during the course of the weekend, each participant will receive feedback from the instructors on a draft. We’ll also send you a small packet of poems to read before we meet. You’ll finish the weekend with four drafts of new poems. The class is open to all lovers of poetry — beginners and experienced writers alike. Please come with a notebook or laptop and an open mind.

Spencer Reece’s debut collection of poetry The Clerk’s Tale was chosen by Louise Glück for the Bakeless Poetry Prize. His second collection The Road to Emmaus was a longlist nominee for the National Book Award and a finalist for the Griffin Prize from Canada. Reece’s poems explore faith, family, love, and loss and are filled with what Glück calls “shimmering intelligence. . . [and] unobtrusive wit;” “half cocktail party, half passion play.” His honors include fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and an Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship. His memoir, The Secret Gospel of Mark: A Poet’s Memoir, from Seven Stories Press, will be published in 2021. A book of watercolors All the Beauty Still Left: A Poet’s Book of Hours from Turtle Point Press and a chapbook Letters from Spain will also arrive on the bookshelves this year.

RegisterImprint Bookstore or at hello@imprintbookstore.com
820 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA. 98368
(360) 379-2617


 

 

 

 

 

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