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Poetry Writing: Strategies for Finding Voice Through Life Experience.

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Poetry Writing: Strategies for Finding Voice Through Life Experience with Ron Welburn.

No matter how much poetry we have written, we all experience snags and dry spells. I would like to share some strategies for writing which include listening, perceiving what’s around us, understanding situational ironies, socio-political issues, and cosmic laughter. I encourage each participant to have ready one poem by a favored poet that raises difficulty of comprehension, and a draft of one personal poem you like but don’t know how to finish. 

In order to register for this event, please email strawdogreg@gmail.com. Include your first and last name along with your zip code and the event you are signing up for. If you plan on using your phone to call in to the event, include your phone number so that we can match you to your registration information. Your personal information will not be shared. Sign up will be capped at 20 participants with a waiting list. Be sure to let us know if your plans change and you will not be able to attend so that someone else can take your space. The Zoom link will be emailed to attendees once registration is complete.

Ron Welburn

Calling Berwyn, PA. his hometown although raised in West Philadelphia, Ron Welburn began seriously writing poetry while majoring in psychology and English at Lincoln University where he twice won the Silvera Poetry Prize.  He also earned degrees from Arizona (M.A.) and NYU (Ph.D), taught at Syracuse, SUNY Albany, and WestConn before retiring from UMass Amherst in 2018 after 27 years and where he served as co-founder and director of Native Studies. Ron held three Poet-in-Residencies under the NYS Council on the Arts. His seven poetry books are: Peripheries; Brownup; The Look in the Night Sky; Heartland; Council Decisions; Coming Through Smoke and the Dreaming; and Council Decisions: Revised & Expanded. His love of jazz and life as an Urban Indian (a “Saltwater Cherokee” whose roots run deep in the Delmarva and Chesapeake Basin) characterizes much of his poetry.



February 17
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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