Bachofner poetry workshop

Apr 13, 2018
Carol Bachofner

Rockland — Former Rockland Poet Laureate Carol Willette Bachofner will lead a free interactive Writing Without Fear workshop Tuesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

The Poetry Month workshop will feature handy tips and sizzling strategies to help attendees write with confidence. There is no limit to how to the prompts and tips in poetry, fiction, essays, memoir, etc. Participants will do a few writing exercises and will leave with a notebook of ideas and strategies.

Both beginners and seasoned writers are encouraged to come ready to practice with a notebook and pencil or pen. They will leave with a handout that will make writing at home easier. Light refreshments will be served, and Bachofner’s books will be available for purchase and signing.

Bachofner, an award-winning poet, watercolorist and photographer, has published five books of poetry, most recently “The Boyfriend Project” (2017). Her poems have appeared in journals such as Prairie Schooner, The Comstock Review, Connecticut Review, Cream City Review, Crab Orchard Review and many others, as well as “Dawnland Voices, an Anthology of Writings from Indigenous New England” (2014).

Bachofner’s “Rigged” received Honorable Mention in the Spirit of Place contest by Maine Media workshop in 2013 and is printed in the contest anthology. She won the Maine Postmark Contest 2017 for her poem “Passagassawaukeag,” which was published in The Maine Review. Her latest book, “Test Pattern,” a fantod of prose poems, will be released in May by Finishing Line Press. For more information, visit

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