Wednesdays, August 22 & 29, 7-9 p.m. — “WRITING OUR FAITH LIVES“ — Poet Laureate for Volusia County M.B. McLatchey will lead a poetry workshop series that explores the link between faith and poetry. Our values and our beliefs define us. But how willing are we to embrace these beliefs in our writing? How do we profess the truth without preaching in our poetry? What risks are we willing to take in our poems? What is the connection between true faith and well-crafted art? Workshop participants will explore these questions while also trying their hands at various forms of poetry. This series is open to the public, with a special invitation to members of our church community. All levels of poets are welcome, from non-writers to advanced writers.
M. B. McLatchey serves as one of Florida’s Poet Laureates for Volusia County and is the recipient of the 2011 American Poet Prize. She was recently selected as a Writer-in-the-Spotlight by the national Association of Writers & Writing Programs. A widely published author and the recipient of several national literary awards, including the May Swenson Award for her book of poems, The Lame God, published by Utah State University Press, M.B. is a professor of Classics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. She completed her graduate work in literature and teaching at Harvard University and Brown University and the M.F.A. in Poetry at Goddard College. Find her at www.mbmclatchey.com.
This event is limited to 15 participants. So reserve your spot now! Register with Jeannie Hansen at 386-253-4201 or use the contact form here.
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