Poetry, art meet in free workshop

Apr 03, 2014
Ellen Goldsmith, left, and Kitty Winslow will present a Poetry Month Rockland workshop Wednesday afternoon, April 16.

Rockland — Ellen Goldsmith and Kitty Winslow will present Writing Poetry Using Visual Cues, an interdisciplinary workshop, Wednesday, April 16, at 1 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Participants can celebrate Poetry Month Rockland with an exploration of new ways of working, ways that join art and poetry. This workshop will take a dual approach: exploring the work of others; and creating one’s own work. Participants will look at poetry that breaks with traditional forms and art that combines text and image; and construct poems using shape and color as cues. Conversation will focus on what is accomplished by innovation and how process both influences product and provides new ideas.

A favorite pen or pencil is recommended; all other supplies are provided for this free workshop. Advance registration is required, as class size is limited to 12. For more information and to sign up, call the library at 594-0310.

Goldsmith is a poet, teacher and author of “Where to Look,” “Such Distances” and “No Pine Tree in This Forest Is Perfect,” which won the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center 1997 chapbook contest. “The Secret of Life” from “Such Distances” was read by Garrison Keillor on Writer’s Almanac. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Antiphon, Connecticut River Review, The Inflectionist Review, Kin, The Mochila Review, Off the Coast and Third Wednesday. A resident of Cushing, Goldsmith is a professor emeritus of The City University of New York.

Winslow is an artist, teacher and former department chairwoman at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in Hartford, Conn. She has shown her work throughout New England and New York; and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant. She has completed residencies at Yaddo and Millay colonies, and her work is in many public and private collections. She is interested in incorporating text in her paintings.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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