Literary Excursions
Thursdays, September 2017 - June 2018 at 9:30 am-11:30am

The Russian poet Osip Mandelstam composed some of the most beautiful poems in his career at the darkest time in his life, from exile in Siberia.  In his poem ‘355’, he said: ‘The people need poetry that will be their own secret/ to keep them awake forever’; he talked about ‘the labour’s singing sweetness’.  In the following series of workshops—on poetry, memoir, stories, and creative nonfiction-- we will share and practice writing as celebration and as something that brings joy and pleasure: the pleasure of images, of words, of sounds.  We will explore the craft of writing as a process of discovery, of healing, and of preserving key memories in our lives, to keep those moments ‘forever awake’. 

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Poetry Readings on the third Thursday of each Month
September 2017 - June 2018 6:30pm-8pm