Layers of Landscape: A Poetry Workshop with Joe Wilkins

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Layers of Landscape: A Poetry Workshop with Joe Wilkins

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Layers of Landscape: A Poetry Workshop with Joe Wilkins

Saturday, Sept. 24
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn - Madison

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Sponsored by Humanities Montana.

Though we live in a world chock full of chain restaurants and department stores, on-screen communications, and cross-country airplane travel, we ignore the power of place at our own psychological and, increasingly, physical peril. Truly, place and landscape are active forces in all our lives. They shape and re-shape us; they offer us foundation and refuge; they challenge us to be good citizens of our biotic and built communities. In life and in writing, we ought to be aware of this; we ought to try to understand and harness the power of place. This session offers writers four ways they might begin to do just that. Participants are asked to bring a pen and paper or a laptop computer for in-session writing.

Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry, winner of a 2014 GLCA New Writers Award, and two previous books of poetry, Notes from the Journey Westward and Killing the Murnion Dogs. His most recent full-length collection, When We Were Birds, was selected by Billy Collins for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize Series and is now out from the University of Arkansas Press. Wilkins makes his permanent home in the Willamette Valley, where he teaches writing at Linfield College.