Hi Baltimore poets! I'm really enjoying this site and getting to know many of you here and at readings in the area. I'd been out of circulation for a few years. I want to make sure you all know about the Poetry Retreat in the Woods, Feb 23-24, with the open mic on the 22nd. Below is the current flier text for the retreat. It's shaping up to be a wonderful experience for writers to take their poetry to a deeper level, for publishing or just creative satisfaction! I hope you can join us for the retreat and open mic! On the gaia.com site below there is also information on the Curio Coast Spring Poetry Prize.
POETRY RETREAT IN THE WOODS
Feb 23-24, 2008
Heathcote Community Conference Center
Nestled between Baltimore, MD & York, PA
Feb 23 10 am to 6 pm
Feb 24 10 am to 6 pm
**FREE READING & OPEN MIC Feb 22, 7:30 pm**
This weekend workshop will explore economy in poetry, and the art of “show, don’t tell,” giving the reader or audience our thoughts through imagery.
Join us in Heathcote Community’s historic mill for a weekend of reading, writing, playing and performing. Bring your old favorites and works in progress for our critique sessions!
Join us for two days of experiential intensive, with critique sessions, writing periods and visceral workshops on finding fresh images, economy of language, show/don’t tell, writing from instinct and rewriting with detachment.
This weekend is for any writer who wants to take her/his poetry to the next level, especially for publication or performance. Who is your audience? What are your goals--Are you trying to communicate specific ideas or hone poetic craft? Do you get quagmired in or avoid rewrites? Come to the woods and dance poetically outside of your comfort zone!
I minimize lectures and work more as facilitator. Poetry is like film--There are endless genres and audiences. Your own approach is not wrong. But let me take you on a challenging ride to the unexpected image that guards the core of your poem!
Rustic, communal lodging for participants will be provided in the workshop space. Bring your own bedding. Meals are vegan/vegetarian and organic, provided in Heathcote Community’s popular kitchen and dining room.
Registration will be limited to 10 participants.
Please mail this form to:
Poetry Retreat in the Woods
21300 Heathcote Road Freeland, MD 21053
Optionally, include up to 3 samples of your poetry.
workshop $100 $100
Fri nite $10 _____
Sat nite $10 _____
Sun nite $10 _____
Fri dinner $5 _____
Sat breakfast $2 _____
Sat lunch $3 _____
Sat dinner $5 _____
Sun breakfast $2 _____
Sun lunch $3 _____
Sun dinner $5 _____
arriving $20 _____
departing $20 _____
YOUR TOTAL _____
Please make checks payable to
CURIO COAST PRODUCTIONS,
or pay via paypal, to curiocoastREMOVE@comcast.net
Work exchange & potluck available. Email any questions.
About the Facilitator:
Wren is Artist-in-Residence at Heathcote Center. Her poems have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Digges’ Choice, The Baltimore Women’s TImes, The Green Revolution and the anthology Blood and Tears. She received a Young Authors Award in Poetry from The Courier Journal. She is a founding member of Baltimore’s Sunday Salon critique group. She wrote a stage play from her poetry, This Is How She Steps on Snakes, which she performed in Baltimore and at Towson University. The journal Grub Street awarded her first prize for slam poetry.
Wren Tuatha is principally a screenwriter, under the banner Curio Coast Productions. She wrote the feature scripts Bacca Blooms, Strands of Emily, This Is How She Steps on Snakes and My Second Simone. She is currently developing feature film scripts for collaboration with Rattle the Cage and others. She studied poetry, as well as Electronic Media and Film at Towson University and education at the University of Louisville. Her short films, “Totems of a Road-Colored Goat” and “Sparrow, Like Everyone,” are poem treatments.
Her poems and projects can be viewed at:http://wiselittleraccoon.gaia.com/