more workshops!

January 26, 2021

The Sue Boynton Poetry Contest has added another workshop to the 2021 calendar: Beyond the Mask: Possibilities and Pitfalls of Persona. Taught by the accomplished Alexandra Teague, the workshop will explore the ways in which writing in another’s voice “may offer complicated perspectives and/or a more embodied or truer version of a self, as well as some of the ethics and potential pitfalls of speaking as another.” The workshop will be held online on Saturday, March 27, 2021, 2:00-4:00pm. See the complete description and registration information on the Workshops page.

Also, a reminder that there is still time to register for the February 6 Kathryn Smith workshop, I Get Where You’re Coming From: Maps as a Framework for Poetry. Again, please refer to the Workshops page for full details.

These modestly priced workshops benefit the Sue Boynton Poetry Contest. No previous poetry experience is required and anyone with an internet connection is welcome to attend.

The immensely creative poet and mixed media artist Kathryn Smith will offer an online workshop to benefit the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest on Saturday, February 6, 2021, 10:00am-Noon. Read the complete description for “I Get Where You’re Coming From: Maps as a Framework for Poetry” on the Workshops page and register by submitting your payment of $30 via Venmo (www.venmo.com/SueC-BoyntonContest ) OR by check (made out to Sue C. Boynton Contest) mailed to PO Box 5442, Bellingham, WA 98227-5442.

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image: Kathryn Smith, “Which Way to the Ocean?” 2019

You’ll need an extra-large calendar for everything that’s going on during National Poetry Month, so we’re getting a head start on some of the don’t-miss events.

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, join authors Jennifer Bullis (Bellingham), Kathryn Smith (Spokane), and Maya Jewell Zeller (Spokane and Ellensburg) for a rousing reading of poetry exploring themes of resistance, solitude, and ecofeminism. “Jennifer’s poems are rich with earth tones and riotous cadences; Smith explores isolation via spare lyrics; and Maya’s work uses a range of caesura to interrogate human-animal relationships and the anxiety of parenting in the Anthropocene.”

The reading will begin at 4:00pm at Village Books in Bellingham. Read the full description on the Village Books event page and mark your calendar!

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