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POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP Kim Dower: “For Mothers and Anyone Who’s Ever Had a Mother Figure in their Life”

April 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT


This 90 minute poetry workshop is for poets and non-poets alike – for anyone who’d love to know how to plant the seeds for poems to grow.

From the instructor: “Our time together will provide an opportunity to mine our memories and experiences, our hearts and feelings and potentially awaken new, startling poems. We will explore the rich soil of our childhoods – the places, and emotions from our past and examine how memory can inform and affect our writing.  After hearing a prompt, we will dive into ‘fever writing’ or ‘automatic writing,’ and witness the magic we create!  With Mother’s Day coming up, we will hear prompts that will inspire us to write our own poems – to and about our mothers and mother figures, or just for gifts to ourselves!  Bring nothing but a pad and your favorite pen!”

Following the workshop, Kim will be sharing work from her fifth collection, I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom, published by Red Hen Press. 7PM TUESDAY, APRIL 26

A limited number of free tickets are available. You can also support Changing Hands by purchasing the book via Eventbrite below. Thank you!

  • We’re limiting attendance to allow for social distancing, so registration via Eventbrite is required for admission.
  • Masks are required.


  • Cost: $30 per person. Includes admission to the workshop, one (1) copy of I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom, and one (1) drink ticket.
  • Register below.
  • Please have paper and pen or an electronic device to write on.
  • Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.

Kim Dower graduated from Emerson College where she also taught Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry. Poet Laureate of West Hollywood from October, 2016- October, 2018, Kim has published four, highly acclaimed collections of poetry: Air Kissing on MarsSlice of MoonLast Train to the Missing Planet, and the IPPY Award-winning collection, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave. Kim’s poems have been widely anthologized and appear in journals such as The James Dickey ReviewPloughsharesBarrow StreetRattlePlume and The Writer’s Almanac.


April 26, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
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Changing Hands Bookstore – Phoenix
300 West Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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