Sun, Sep 22|
Northwest Arkansas Land Trust
Poetry Writing Workshop with Gwendolyn Mauroner
Part of the IMMERSE: Wilson Springs festival taking place during September 2019
Time & Location
Sep 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, 1725 Smoke House Trail, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
About The Event
DUE TO THE THREAT OF RAIN THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO THE LAND TRUST OFFICES INSIDE THE OZARK MOUNTAIN SMOKEHOUSE. 1725 S SMOKEHOUSE TRAIL, FAYETTEVILLE.
Poet Gwen Mauroner will lead participants through a 90-minute poetry writing workshop, focused on practicing deep observation of the place around them through the writing of odes. Odes, as a poetic form, describe their subject in detail, looking for hidden worth and praising the subject, and each participant in the workshop will be asked to write an ode about something found at Wilson Springs Preserve. Poets will have a chance to read their works during the festival closing reception on Saturday, September 28th. Class limited to 20 participants.
About Gwen Mauroner:
Gwendolyn Ann Hill, originally from Iowa City, IA, received an Academy of American Poets Prize as well as several other awards and fellowships from the University of Arkansas, where she is currently an MFA candidate. Her writing has been supported by the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference and her poems appear in Poets.org, Prairie Schooner, and Narrative. She lives in Fayetteville, AR, with her husband and their cat and dog. For more information, or to read some of her work, visit her website: www.gwendolynannhill.com
- This workshop takes place outside at Wilson Springs Preserve. It is recommended that you wear hiking boots or some other sturdy footwear. Bug spray is also recommended.
- This workshop is weather dependent. If the workshop is rescheduled or canceled, you will be notified via the email address you provide during registration.
- Parking for access to Wilson Springs Preserve is generously allowed by Sam's Club, located at 3081 AR-112 in Fayetteville. You may park on the south side of the lot (facing the trees) and look for the kiosk entrance.