Free Poetry Workshop at the Roslindale Public Library in Boston, MA

The Roslindale Public Library invited me to help them observe National Poetry Month. I’m collaborating with them on window displays, and on Saturday, April 23 I’ll be conducting a poetry workshop on premises. I’d love to see you there. Here’s a link to the event listing on the Rozzie Public Library website, which includes a map and other venue information. The library is right in the middle of Roslindale Square, an easy bus ride from the Forest Hills T stop. There is plenty of on-street parking in the neighborhood. Details follow:

Poetry Workshop with Frances Donovan  Click to add this event to your calendar
DATE Saturday, April 23, 2016
TIME 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm EDT
WHERE Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library
4246 Washington Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
LIBRARY Roslindale
NEIGHBORHOOD Roslindale
TYPE OF EVENT Workshops & Classes
COST Free
AUDIENCE Adults
DESCRIPTION Join local poet Frances Donovan to explore one of the oldest art forms. We’ll read work by well-known poets and explore the meaning of their words and the feelings they evoke in us. Then we’ll use prompts to create our own poems, focusing on positive feedback to nurture these new seedlings. Experienced poets and raw beginners — or the merely curious — are welcome. Frances will also have a poetry display in the library during the month of April.

More about the facilitator:
Frances Donovan’s work has appeared in many places, including Borderlands, Snapdragon, Marathon Literary Review, Ishka Bibble, and Gender Focus. She holds a degree in English from Vassar College and has studied with Barbara Helfgott Hyett and Toni Amato. She curated the Poetry@Prose reading series and has appeared as a featured reader at numerous venues in the Northeast, including the Newton Public Library and the PoemWorks Reading Series. Frances aims to create a comfortable, intimate environment where writers of all kinds can become open to new possibilities and new ways of looking at their own work.

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