Bearing Witness Through Poetry
Date: 5:00pm - 7:30pm PDT October 2, 2012 Location: Room 417, Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
Room 417, Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
In this interactive workshop, poetry is used as a bridge for writing about social issues. Wallace Stevens’ “13 Way of Looking at a Blackbird”, persona poems by Patricia Smith, and other works, will be used to dig deeper into perspective and impact of social injustices.
This workshop is part of our 2012-2013 Workshop Series.
Credit Option: This workshop is part of the “Oregon Writing Project Series”. Each workshop in the Oregon Writing Project Series can be taken individually or in sequence, with the option to purchase 1 semester hour of continuing education credit after completing all 5 in the series. Registration for credit will occur at the last workshop in this series.
Instructor: Kelly Gomes, M.Ed.
About the Instructor
OWP Teacher Consultant Kelly Gomes is a full-time language arts teacher at Madison High School. In the last 10 years she has created and advised Madison’s literary magazine for students, acted as writer-in-residence teaching poetry and fiction writing in elementary and middle schools, and worked with Saturday Academy middle school students as a poetry/memoir/fiction writing teacher.
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