Poetry on the Loose presents Sonia Lynch reading her work at 3:30 p.m. on March 1 in the Seligmann Center for the Arts, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf (across from the SLPAC). An open reading will follow Lynchs presentation. Admission is free to all.
Sonia Lynch says, After marriage, education, children, divorce, and career I have finally discovered what I want to do if and when I finally grow up: write. Her work is familiar to audiences at Hudson Valley readings. She is the author of My Snippets: a little of this and a little of that, and My English Snippets: England Before the War, During the War, and After the War, A Memoir. She has almost finished the first of what is hoped to be the first of a series of historical novels. Her Not Henry Hudson is included in Water Writes, the anthology edited by Laurence Carr, and her My Statue of Liberty appeared in The Renaissance Reader.
Preceding Lynchs performance Will Nixon will lead a writing workshop on collaborative writing from 1:00-3:00.
The next Poetry on the Loose will be April 5 at 3:30.
Poetry Workshop: "Collaborative Poetry: Meet the New You" with Will Nixon, Saturday, March 1 , 1;00-3:00 pm.
The Northeast Poetry Centers College of Poetry presents a workshop conducted by Will Nixon Saturday, March 1 , 1;00-3:00 pm.
Will Nixon will offer a workshop titled Collaborative Poetry: Meet the New You on Saturday, March 1, from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at the Seligmann Center for the Arts, 23 White Oak Drive (across from the SLPAC, formerly the Lycian), Sugar Loaf, New York. The program is free and open to all. No preregistration is required.
Nixon describes his workshop: Many of us consider writing a poem to be an intensely private, almost sacred activity. We quiet the roar of modern life to hear the delicate truths of the inner muse. Our authentic voices need solitude to emerge. But not in this workshop. This time we'll take the opposite tack, using collaborative exercises to generate poems that we never would have expected to flow from our pens. As in improvisational music or comedy we'll find that spontaneously reacting to others is a tremendous source of creativity. It can also be incredibly fresh and energizing if you're accustomed to mulling over words alone. The results will be a bit zany, rough around the edges, and possibly discomforting, for we won't be in our familiar writing zones. With luck, however, you'll finish the afternoon having met a new poet lurking within you, not the solitary scribe, but the improv artist who knows how to feed on the daily insanity we humans are masters at creating.
Nixon is the author of Love in the City of Grudges and My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse. Since 1996 he has lived in a Catskills log cabin complete with a wood stove and mice. For years, he wrote environmental journalism, then turned to poetry and personal essays. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and included in Best American Essays 2004. He now lives in Woodstock with a wall thermostat for heat, but still can't get rid of the mice. He maintains a website at www.willnixon.com.
This is one of a series of free open workshops to be offered by the Northeast Poetry Centers College of Poetry on the first Saturday of every month of 2014. On April 5 Lynn Hoins will present At Play in the Fields of Poetry - An Introduction to Portrait and Landscape Poems.
Following the workshop, Poetry on the Loose will present a reading at 3:30 in the same space followed by an open reading.