Kathleen Ellis will lead a poetry writing workshop Monday through Friday, July 15 through 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum. Included will be visits to exhibits, group critiques and a revision session.

This summer’s workshop explores the connections between poetry and art, using the Farnsworth’s exhibitions and practicing acts of cultural Dumpster-diving (both literally and figuratively) to trigger creative juices. Participants will generate new poems that challenge who we are in our historical, cultural and natural environments, using real-world references to address the paradoxical inevitability of life.

Ellis is the author of four poetry collections and teaches English & Honors at the University of Maine in Orono. There is a fee for the workshop, which is open to all levels of writers. For more information or to enroll, call the Farnsworth at 596-6457.

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