Enrollment is still open for Luther Allen’s workshop, Intergenerational Poetry, scheduled for this Saturday, November 12, 10:30am-12:30pm, at Mindport Exhibits in Bellingham, which will explore the subject of collaborative writing with individuals from different generations. Pairs of participants will build poems together — no previous experience necessary!
“The poetry partners can be friends or relatives,” Allen says, “as long as there’s about a generation — 20 years or so — of difference in their ages.” The younger participant should be at least 10 years old, he suggests. “We’ll explore what it means to collaborate and how to combine two voices into a poem. I think the participants will have fun and be surprised at the possibilities. My hope is that it will enrich their relationship.”
Allen’s workshop is one of several offered this fall to benefit the Sue Boynton Poetry Contest. The cost is $44 per twosome and includes admission to Mindport Exhibits. Participants can pay at the workshop if they pre-register at BoyntonPoetryContest[AT]hotmail[DOT]com.
Download a flyer here (PDF format, Adobe Reader required): November 2011 poetry workshops.
At 7:00pm on Saturday, November 12, Luther Allen will read his poetry at the Poetry Cafe coffee house and dessert potluck at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4109 Highway 9, Deming, Washington. Admission is free.
On Saturday, December 10, 7-9pm, Luther Allen will be one of the featured readers at SpeakEasy 5, an evening of poetry at The Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. Also reading will be Jennifer Bullis, Elizabeth Colen, Paul Piper and Sheila Sondik. Poets will read for 4-5 minutes at a time; the audience can come and go between readers. Drop by for a set or for the whole event! Admission is free.