Workshop: Poetry of Witness

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art 

All experience levels are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop with the works of If You Remember, I’ll Remember, a current exhibition at the Block Museum of Art. Together, we will read and discuss poems that repurpose found text to weave documentary works of witness through collage, juxtaposition, and response. After engaging with the exhibition, participants will compose original poems that reframe individual experience through historical texts and materials. This workshop will be led by Maggie Queeney. Maggie Queeney is the Library Coordinator at the Poetry Foundation. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. Her work has appeared, or is shortly forthcoming, in Poet Lore, Poetry Northwest, Copper Nickel, Southern Poetry Review, Conjunctions, and The Southeast Review, among others. She reads and writes in Chicago. Space is limited and registration is required. Register for free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-poetry-of-witness-tickets-33275379556.

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