Here’s an item from Wisconsin writer Kathie Giorgio:
WRITING THE LUMINOUS POEM with TOM MONTAG – learn what makes the luminous poem glow –
The luminous poem is not about what the poet might feel, but about the thing revealed. It is spare, clear, and loyal to reality; it allows the “ten thousand things” of this world to resonate with each other; it always seeks to let the thing itself shine from within.
Poems from Czeslaw Milosz’s international anthology, A Book of Luminous Things, will provide the starting point for this workshop. We will discuss the various categories Milosz believes luminous poems rise out of (epiphany, nature and the secret of a thing, among other) as well as a variety of poems, from the anthology and elsewhere. Finally, participants will spend time in class writing their own luminous poems and sharing these with one another in a supportive environment.
Poets: Arrive at the workshop with your pen and poetry notebook in hand, and you will leave with an enlarged sense of what your poems can be.
TOM MONTAG is recently the author of In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013; This Wrecked World; and The Miles No One Wants. He has been a featured poet at Atticus Review, Contemporary American Voices, Houseboat, and Basil O’Flaherty Review, and in the past two years received Pushcart Prize nominations from Provo Canyon Review, Blue Heron Review, and The Lake. He has been writing and publishing poetry and creative nonfiction for more than fifty years in a wide variety of little magazines. He blogs at The Middlewesterner.
Celebrity Saturdays are a great chance to broaden your knowledge of what it takes to be successful and to learn from writers who are already knee deep in an author’s life. Tom Montag’s workshop will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. This event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and costs just $95, which includes a lunch catered by Waukesha’s own Café de Arts!
AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop offers on-site and online writing courses in all genres and abilities of creative writing, as well as coaching, editing, and marketing services. A schedule of classes, with online registration, is available at www.allwritersworkshop.com or by calling (262) 446-0284. AllWriters’ is located at 234 Brook Street, Unit 2, in historic downtown Waukesha, as featured in Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel.
Attendance is limited. Last month’s Celebrity Saturday sold out, so sign up now at: http://www.allwritersworkshop.com/events/celebrity-saturdays/