‘Poetry: Practice, Possibility, Pleasure’ class

  • Thu Dec 28th, 2017 1:30am
  • Life

“Poetry: Practice, Possibility, Pleasure,” a five-week class, will be held on Tuesdays, January 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6, 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Orcas Library. It will be led by JoEllen Moldoff.

“Poetry gives us a unique path into the rich content of our inner and outer worlds. As poets—no matter how much we have read and/or written poems—we are always beginners, discovering and responding to our worlds with heightened awareness, imagination, sensitivity and humor,” says Moldoff.

In this poetry class, they will approach reading and writing with “beginners mind,” staying open to possibility. The class will read the work of various contemporary poets to consider how their poems work.

“By sharing writing in a supportive, encouraging group, we learn from each other,” Moldoff said.

The fee is $20 for copying costs and donation to the library, payable at the first session. Register by email at moldoff@rockisland.com. The class size is minimum 12 and maximum 18.