HOBART, NY -- April is National Poetry Month. In honor of this, as part of the ongoing Second Saturday series of events, the Hobart Book Village will host a poetry workshop that will include writing in free verse and in form, particularly in the blank verse, iambic pentament sonnet form and pantoum (an ancient Malaysian form in four-line verses that uses repeated lines to summon old memories or events). Bertha Rogers, Delaware County's own Poet Laureate, will read representative poems and discuss the format in which they are written, then lead participants in writing and workshopping their own poems. More than 300 of Ms. Rogers's poems appear in journals and anthologies. In 2006 she was the recipient of an AE Ventures Grant for excellence in both poetry and visual art and for contributions to the field through the not-for- profit literary press and center she founded, www.brighthillpress.org. Her visual art has been shown in hundreds of juried and solo exhibits throughout the US and Europe and is collected in the Harry Ransom Archive at the University of Texas. She also serves as program director for the New York State Literary Web Site, www.nyslittree.org, publisher of the first Literary Map of New York State (2005), in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts. Her web site is http://www.bertharogers.com/. She lives in the Catskill Mountain Region of New York. Please join the Book Village, and Ms. Rogers at 602 Main Street (Adams' Antiquarian Book Shop), Hobart, New York on Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For further details, please check http://www.hobartbookvillage.com/ or call 607.538.9080 / 9222. Media Contact: Velga Kundzins-Tan (607) 282-0201 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.hobartbookvillage.com/
Poetry Workshop With Delaware County's Own Poet Laureate!
Apr 07, 2009 by I Love New York Staff