November 1-3 | 9:30am-3:30pm
FMI | email Sandy Weisman: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-596-7624
$475 including lodging, $325 without lodging (CMCA Members receive 10% discount)
Join Split Rock Cove for New England Bards: Discovering Voice, Discovering Place with Dawn Potter. The poets Jane Kenyon and Hayden Carruth were among the most distinctive New England voices of late twentieth century. They came to the rural northcountry as adults, and discovered, in the land and in its people, a way to frame their own inner lives and to speak eloquently to ours. In this weekend workshop we’ll look closely at work by both poets and use our conversations about their poems to jumpstart our own writing and revision.
The events begin Friday evening at 5 pm with introductions and dinner. Dawn will lay the groundwork for our weekend together. Participants will each have an opportunity to read one of their own poems.
Saturday will include two classes – one in the morning and one in the afternoon – using these poets of the north country as our starting points, with plenty of writing time and sharing, followed by a Revision Workshop late in the afternoon.
On Sunday morning, a second Revision Workshop followed by a reading by Dawn Potter will complete the workshop’s schedule of events.
Included with the workshop will be Friday evening dinner, breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Those who wish to stay will be accommodated at the Blue Lupin guest house 5 minutes from 26 Split Rock Cove.