The Songs of Fall: A Poetry Retreat
October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Sara Robinson
$99 Members | $110 Nonmembers
Saturday, 10/20/18 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fall and its change of colors offers writers an opportunity to explore their writing in a natural setting. We can look at our art and see how changing colors, direction of light, plants, trees, streams, offer us opportunities to evaluate our own sense of change in what we compose. We can find inspiration like Robert Duncan’s “Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow.” Here we return to settings where all things natural prepare for winter by engaging us in their colorful transitions. Poetry is like nature in that it can be as seeds planted, sprouts to rise into beautiful plants, blooms dies, but comes back again and again. This retreat will take place at an inspiring location in the Charlottesville area. Directions will be given to participants upon registration. Lunch is provided with this event.
About the Instructor: Sara M. Robinson, award-winning poet, founder of the Lonesome Mountain Pros(e) Writers’ Workshop, and former Instructor of a course on Contemporary American Poets at UVA-OLLI, is poetry columnist for Southern Writers Magazine and poetry editor for Virginia Literary Journal. In addition to publication in various anthologies, including We Grew Wings and Flew (2014) and Scratching Against the Fabric (2015), and journals: Loch Raven Review, The Virginia Literary Journal, vox poetica, Jimson Weed, and Poetica, she is poet and author of Love Always, Hobby and Jessie (2009), Two Little Girls in a Wading Pool (2012), A Cruise in Rare Waters (2013), and Stones for Words (2014). Her latest poetry book, Sometimes the Little Town, released in February 2016, was a finalist for the Poetry Society of Virginia’s 2017 Book Award. www.saramrobinson.com
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