In honor of National Poetry Month the Manzanita Writers' Series
and Bay City Arts Center present a weekend dedicated to the joys of
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
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
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 hoffmanblog.org 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,
The event is a collaboration of the Hoffman Center's Manzanita
Writers' Series and Bay City Arts Center.
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