November 9, 2023
10:00 AM EST
12:00 PM EST

Event Description:

In-Person “Good Grey Poets Workshop” with Poet Bruce Johnson
Thursdays:  11/9, 11/16   |   10AM – 12PM

2 week session: $50.00
In-Person at Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site

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This two-session poetry workshop explores methods of finding creative inspiration by reading and discussing several poems by Whitman with focus on his technique and style and using prompts for in-session writing. Participants will be invited to share their work with the group and can invite critiques or request “no comment”. In the second session, using writing prompts for home writing is shared. Participants may present a poem written in response to the prompt, or another poem they have written. The facilitator may present several poems by contemporary poets for discussion and time permitting, participants may present an additional poem for discussion.

Bruce Johnson is a Northport, LI resident, a lifelong lover of poetry, and a co-founder of poetry in performance scenes in Huntington such as the Paris Cafe and the Huntington Poetry Barn. His recent publication of  poetry, ‘Borderlands and Dreams,” contains narrative poems written over three decades exploring the power of memory and dreams in our experiences as contemporary Americans. The publication includes a section describing experiences working in a homeless shelter as well as with child protective and adult protective services.