Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Poetry Workshop in Hancock, Maryland

The Hancock, MD, Arts Council is sponsoring a Write Poetry Workshop on May 5 and 6, 2012 in honor of poet Ann Knox, a long-time member of the Arts Council and Writer’s Center workshop leader who died last spring. Funds have been contributed in her honor to support the workshop, and participants will pay only $15.00 for both afternoons.

The workshop, which meets from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Hancock Community Center, will be led by Writer’s Center workshop leader Nan Fry.

Dr. Fry, who received her Ph.D from Yale University, is the author of two books of poetry: Relearning the Dark and Say What I Am Called. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, anthologies, and textbooks. She received an EdPress Award for excellence in educational journalism and taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design for over 20 years.

Participants can expect lively sessions in which Dr. Fry guides them in exercises in which their imaginations can be loosened to shape words into poems. On Sunday afternoon, at the end of the workshop, participants will read their poetry and Dr. Fry will share a few of her poems. Several of Ann Knox’s poems will also be shared.

To register, call Jeanne Ward at 717-294-3912 or email her at baumward@hotmail.com.

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