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Poetry of Place | Split Rock Cove

October 6 - October 9

Poetry of Place: with poet Barbara Helfgott Hyett

Maximum 12 students

Boston poet Barbara Helfgott Hyett returns to 26 Split Rock Cove for the 5th anniversary of the Poetry of Place: Maine workshop.

The weekend workshop begins Friday evening with writing exercises and dinner at 26 Split Rock Cove. After breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings, classes begin at 9:30 with generative writing exercises, free writes, and revision. Box lunches will be provided for participants to continue to rewrite on their own in various locations around the property, meeting again at 4:30pm for an end-of-day critique. Dinner on Saturday is on your own. Sunday late afternoon there will be a final group reading and dinner together.

Lodging is available at the Blue Lupine, minutes away from 26 Split Rock Cove. Cost is $475 for the weekend ($325 without lodging) and includes all classes and workshops, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and dinner on Friday and Sunday. The Blue Lupine is on Waterman Beach Road, overlooking Mussel Ridge channel, and is a 10 minute walk from 26 Split Rock Cove.

26 Split Rock Cove is a 4-hour drive from Boston and Worcester, MA. Concord busline is available between Rockland, ME and Boston. Cape Air flies from Boston to Rockland several times a day.

Cost: $475 including lodging; or $325 without lodging

Poet, professor and lecturer, Barbara Helfgott Hyett has published five collections of poetry, including The Double Reckoning of Christopher Columbus, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Other poems and essays have appeared in The New Republic, The Nation, Hudson Review, Massachusetts Review, Agni, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Women’s Review of Books, and in over forty anthologies. She is currently the director of PoemWorks, The Workshop for Publishing Poets, in Chestnut Hill, MA, named “One of the Best Workshops in Boston” by the Boston Globe.

To register for the workshop, or for more information, contact Sandy Weisman, Director, 26 Split Rock Cove, at 207 596 7624 or email sandy@26splitrockcove.com.


October 6
October 9
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26 Split Rock Cove
26 Split Rock Cove
South Thomaston, ME 04858 United States
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207 596 7624