Poetry of Grief and Healing - Central

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Central Library
Faulkner Gallery

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Poetry of Grief and Healing led by Jodie Hollander, Squire Foundation Poet-in-Residence 

For centuries, creating art, and writing poetry in particular, has served as a form of healing for hurt, pain and grief. In commemoration of the one year anniversary of the mud slides that devastated so many in Santa Barbara, this workshop will explore how to make sense of our pain. We'll study and discuss examples of celebrated poems that tackle these difficult topics and discuss effective techniques for channeling our pain. Then, through a series of writing prompts, we'll examine our own experiences and turn them into poems. The course will also offer a brief introduction to meter and will consider tempo, pacing, and how to craft an ear-pleasing line of poetry. This workshop is for anyone who is interested in the incredible transformative power of poetry to heal our wounds. No experience necessary. RSVP REQUIRED

In partnership with the Squire Foundation

Event Type(s): Library Program
Age Group(s): Family
Lisa Neubert

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