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Date(s) - 11/09/2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Red Hen Press

November 9

Workshop 10:00am-12:00pm

Lunch (not provided) 12:00pm-1:00pm

Reading/Salon 1:00pm-2:30pm

Price: $10 to attend one intimate workshop with either Francesca or AM Juster.


Description: Join revered poets AM Juster and Francesca Bell for an exclusive workshop and salon opportunity! In partnership with RATTLE Magazine, Red Hen Press is proud to host these two wonderful talents. For one morning only, take an exclusive workshop with either Francesca or AM Juster, who will be conducting workshops simultaneously within the Hen House Literary Center! At noon we’ll break for lunch, and then come together for a reading/salon from 1:00 until 2:30pm. Tickets are only $10 a pop, so get them while they’re hot!




Francesca Bell

Scavenging for Inspiration: Finding Poetry in News, Science, and Other Odd Places


In this generative workshop, we will explore poems written using news stories, weird facts, even overheard questions as jumping-off points, as openings into literature. Begin to learn how to find poetry anywhere and explore how to repurpose what is scattered across the public domain for your own work. Prompts to nudge us into free-writing will be provided, so be sure to bring your favorite writing materials.


AM Juster

Use and Abuse of Metaphor


“Use and Abuse of Metaphor” will sidestep theory in order to take a hard look at practical issues involving metaphor for the practicing poet. The workshop will involve analysis of a few poems and several exercises designed to make participants think a little harder each time a poem seems to call for a leap to metaphor. No advance preparation is required.


This event is fully booked.