Monday, October 01, 2007

Saturday, October 6: Workshop on Writing about the Natural World

Take a Step in the Write Direction: Explore Nature Writing
Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Charleston County Public Library
Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

Poets Susan Meyers and Marjory Wentworth offer a workshop on writing about the natural world. Writing activities will focus on the Lowcountry landscape in all its manifestations, the spiritual connection to place and the ways in which the natural world incorporates life and death simultaneously and continuously. A recommended bibliography will be provided to all participants. Open to writers of both poetry and prose. Registration is requested.

Marjory Wentworth’s poems have appeared in numerous books and magazines, and she has twice been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. Noticing Eden, a collection of poems, was published in 2003. Her next collection, Despite Gravity, has just been released by Ninety-Six Press. She is the Poet Laureate of South Carolina.

Susan Meyers is the author of two poetry collections that turn to the natural world for subject, imagery, and inspiration. Her book Keep and Give Away (University of South Carolina Press, 2006) won the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize, the SIBA Book Award for Poetry, and the Brockman-Campbell Book Award.

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