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Baker County Library District

Poetry Writing Workshop with Nancy Christopherson

  • When Jan 23, 2016 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM (US/Pacific / UTC-800)
  • Where Crossroads Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave, Baker City, OR 97814
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Please join poet Nancy Christopherson in learning some of the fundamentals and techniques of language-as-medium in verse. Topics explored will be form, metaphor, rhyme, the importance of line breaks, what is poetry anyway. Participants will produce an original draft poem, learn to critique constructively, practice revision, then read the revised poems aloud to their audience of peers. Open a sheet of paper and discover something new!
Free and open to adults, creative writing experience not required.
Nancy Christopherson is a recent retiree and transplant from Montana via Arizona where she spent many years in public service as an air traffic controller. She maintains a permanent residence in Baker City, Oregon where she devotes herself full time to the art of writing poetry. Her new collection of poems entitled The Leaf was published July 13, 2015 and is available, online, in bookstores, from the Baker County Public Library and through various literary events.
Nancy says she enjoys living in eastern Oregon among horses, cows, cats, dogs, deer, elk big cats, big mountains, sage brush, coyotes, wolves and black bear. She appreciates the landscape and its hardy independent inhabitants. As for adventure, she has logged more than 6,000 miles in the desert southwest while hauling a backpack--she loves the Colorado Plateau and its dark skies. There she gazed often at galaxies through her own telescope and participated in numerous star parties. She has traveled North America, toured Russia, Kazakhstan, and seen the border with China, the great Tien Shan Mountains. She cruised the Great Lakes before they were polluted. Dipped in the waters of the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Alaska. No sharks. Plenty of whales, dolphins, seals, eagles. And glaciers. It's been astounding. This event is sponsored by Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO) courtesy of a grant from ArtPlaceAmerica with partnerships from Baker County Library District and Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Inc.