Beach and Bay Poetry Weekend

Starts:Saturday, April 06, 2013  10:00 AMEnds:Sunday, April 07, 2013  3:00 PM
Cost: Cost is $30 per workshop or $50 for both.


Hoffman Center

594 Laneda Avenue

Manzanita, OR 97130

Event Description:

In honor of National Poetry Month the Manzanita Writers' Series and Bay City Arts Center present a weekend dedicated to the joys of poetry.

Two workshops and a public poetry reading will take place at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita on Saturday, April 6.

In the morning from 10 am to noon poet Stephanie Lenox will present "Other Shoes," a workshop to help you learn to embody the voices of your characters. This workshop is for poets of all levels, as well as fiction writers interested in developing authentic characters through poetic experimentation.

From 1 pm to 3 pm poet John Morrison will present the workshop "Re-Vision," geared to the practicing poet. Learn how to take a shimmering first draft, or a cranky problem child, to a deeper level.

At 3:30, Stephanie Lenox and John Morrison will read from their own poetry, followed by a Community Open Mic.

The event is free to workshop participants and $7 to non-workshop attendees.

On Sunday, April 7 at the Bay City Arts Center savor a "Scrumptious lunch, open mic, and poem launch" moderated by Nancy Slavin. Enjoy a light lunch at noon followed at 1:30 with poetry prompts to launch new poems and an open mic opportunity to read the new work. Event will include door prizes, laughter, and poetry appreciation. Cost: by-donation lunch, free open mic.

To register for the workshops go to and click on the Workshops category or type Beach and Bay Poetry in the search box. Or, call 503.368.3846. For information about Sunday events, call 503.812.4800.

The event is a collaboration of the Hoffman Center's Manzanita Writers' Series and Bay City Arts Center.

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