Workshops + Readings

Spotlight

Saturday, August 22, 2020  -  Zoom
Say the World
: A Poetry Workshop
with Spencer Reece and Kathryn Hunt
Writers’ Workshoppe in Port Townsend
10 to 4:00 pm
for more  info and to register Writers’ Workshoppe

Outrage, remembrance, prayer, manifesto. How do poets marry the personal and the political? The lyrical and social engagement? Inner life with history? We'll consider the poetry of Richard Blanco, Muriel Rukeyser, Wanda Coleman, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, among others, and explore ways our imaginations might invite something greater than ourselves into our own poetry. Throughout the day, we’ll look ways metaphorical language can widen and brighten (think lightning) the scope of poetry. We’ll provide writing prompts feedback on your drafts.

This workshop is open to all lovers of poetry, and writers of all levels. Please come to class with a notebook or laptop and an open mind.

Spencer Reece is the author two books of poetry and a memoir. 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. 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, the National Endowment for the Arts, an Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and the Fulbright Foundation. Reece attended the Harvard Divinity School, and was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 2011. His memoir The Secret Gospel of Mark: A Poet’s Memoir from Seven Stories Press, in New York will be published in 2021. A collection of his watercolors All The Beauty Still Left: A Book of Hours from Turtle Point Press will also come out next year.

Kathryn Hunt makes her home on the coast of the Salish Sea. Her poems have appeared in The Sun, Radar, Orion, the Missouri Review, and Narrative. Her first collection of poems, Long Way Through Ruin, was published by Blue Begonia Press. She’s the recipient of residencies and awards from Hedgebrook, Ucross, Artists Trust, and Joya AIR (Spain). She made documentary films for many years; her film No Place Like Home premiered at the Venice Film Festival, in Italy. She’s currently at work on 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

for more information and to register 
contact Writers' Workshoppe
820 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA. 98368
(360) 379-2617
info@writersworkshoppe.com

Upcoming

Saturday, August 22, 2020  -  Zoom
Say the World
: A Poetry Workshop
with Spencer Reece and Kathryn Hunt
See Spotlight, left, for details

Saturday, October 24, 2020
Spirit in the Dark
: Poetry for Hard Times - a writing workshop
Writers’ Workshoppe in Port Townsend
10 – 4 pm
for more info and to register Writers’ Workshoppe

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

― Linda Hogan