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Tuning the Toy Mouse: A Poetry Workshop


  • Sunapee, New Hampshire (map)

August 12-17, 2018 in Sunapee, NH

Using Nell Zink’s playful line, "What is a poem, if not a toy mouse viewed from an angle that makes it appear to take over the world?" this supportive poetry workshop will explore the human condition and what it means to be alive in the 21st century. We will craft the detailed, specific experiences of our everyday lives into poems that capture the universal and glorious—poems that ring with emotional truth. The week will offer intriguing prompts and warm, encouraging feedback. Using hand-selected contemporary poems as models, we will discuss craft and immerse ourselves in the process of writing. Bring your wild mind to the blank page, or breathe new life into previously written pieces that don’t yet delight you.           Limited to 12 participants

Full Information and Registration at murphywriting.com

Earlier Event: July 11
The Poets Circle - Morristown, NJ
Later Event: February 6
Tea and Poetry