Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sunflower Writing Workshop, August 22

There's still room to enroll in the 2009 Sunflower Poetry Writing Workshop!

Coming to the Poets & Writers Picnic at the Mountainair Sunflower Festival? Make it a full 3 days of poetry by signing up for the 5th Annual Sunflower Poetry Workshop held Thursday August 20 thru Saturday August 22nd at the Shaffer Hotel in Mountainair NM.

Explore poetry of place in workshop sessions, experiencing and writing at and about special places on your self-directed “poet’s tour” of Mountainair and at Gran Quivira – ancient city, pre-Columbian trading center, Pueblo community, Spanish mission, abandoned ruins.

Special guest faculty this year is Gary Mex Glazner, a favorite son, sorely missed in New Mexico as poetry instigator-in-chief. Currently living in New York City, Gary is Managing Director of the legendary Bowery Poetry Club, bringing more than 1,200 diverse performances and over 2,000 artists to the space every year.

Gary also founded and is Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, praised as a "best practice" by the National Endowment for the Arts. NBC’s Today Show NPR's Weekend Edition and Voice of America have featured segments on his work. Author of How to Make a Living as a Poet, Gary will share writing and performance tips with workshop participants.

Sunflower Poetry Workshop activities include plein air poetry session and at Gran Quivera, one of the Salinas Pueblo Mission Ruins, campfire storytelling at the Shaffer, and poets tours of Mountainair.

Links (online at Google Docs, login with Google or Open ID)

Fees: Workshop registration is $125 - for writing sessions only, lodging and meals not included. Local lodging information.

Contact: Workshop Director Dale Harris, email poetdale@yahoo.com or call 505-242-4930 for more information and to enroll.

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