Poetry Ahoy! Upcoming Workshops

National Poetry Month is still more than a month away, but I’m already in planning mode. (Meanwhile, did you know February is Library Lover’s Month? Go hug your favorite librarian!)

meg for emporium32 2015

‘Found poetry’ from old books! Playing with scale in literature and art! April is going to be awesome. (Photo by Nate Buchman, http://www.natebuchman.com/ for Emporium 32, http://emporium32.com/ Go check them out if you like the jewelry I’m wearing in this photo.)

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be leading three poetry workshops in April!  If you’re in the driving-distance-from-Boston area, I hope you’ll stop by and join me for some playing with words and art.

Something New, Something Strange: Found Poetry
April 7, 6:30 pm, Longfellow National Historic Site, Cambridge

In Longfellow’s poem “Keramos,” a potter at his wheel says, “All things must change/To Something new, to something strange.” Recombine, illustrate, and give shape to old forms using found poetry techniques with poet and educator Meg Winikates as part of our celebration of National Poetry Month. Please call (617)876-4491 or email reservationsat105@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

Grace Unto Every Art: Poetry from Visual Art
April 16, 2:00 pm, Longfellow National Historic Site, Cambridge

Whether it was shipbuilding, smithing, sculpting, or singing, Henry Longfellow found poetry in all forms of art. Join poet and educator Meg Winikates to explore ekphrastic poetry, enjoy the Longfellows’ art collection, and write your own art-inspired pieces as part of our celebration of National Poetry Month. Please call (617)876-4491 or email reservationsat105@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

The Brain-is wider than the Sky-For-put them side by side-the one the other will containWith ease-and You-beside-

The World in a Grain of Sand – Incorporating Scale in Poetry and Art
Massachusetts Poetry Festival (April 29, 30 or May 1), Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

Galaxies and exoplanets, scanning electron microscopes, 4 million queries per minute on Google: in our ever expanding universe, is the human brain still ‘wider than the sky’ as Emily Dickinson said? What is the role of poet or artist in helping us understand how and where humans fit? Join poet and museum professional Meg Winikates to explore the use of scale in poetry and art in PEM’s Sizing It Up exhibition, experiment with physical and mental scale in your writing, and generate a poem idea (or three!) inspired by the artworks on view.
Buttons for the festival are not yet on sale, so keep checking the MassPoetry site for updates on button sales and scheduling!

 

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