Led by poet Kathleen Ellis, this workshop will explore the connections between poetry and art, using the museum’s current exhibitions, Rockland’s waterfront, and Edna St. Vincent Millay’s historic birthplace as sources for writing. Experimentation with a wide range of poetic forms will be used to jumpstart new poems. The workshop will also include activities with charts and aerial photographs as well as daily group critiques.
Kathleen Ellis is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Narrow River to the North. She is the winner of the Southwest Review Poetry Award and Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Prize. She lives in Orono, Maine where she teaches English and Honors at the University of Maine and coordinates POETS/SPEAK! for the Bangor Public Library.
Class size: limited to 12 students
Cost: $175 members, $210 nonmembers
Location: Gamble Education Center, upstairs classroom
Level: beginner to advanced writers
Materials: bring personal writing materials to class