Thursday, June 26, 2008

Metamorphosis: Bookmaking Poetry Workshop for Teens

Valerie Martinez Workshop With Valerie Martínez

Bookmaking and Poetry About the Changing Self
A Special Workshop for Teens

July 9, 2008, 1:30-4 p.m.
Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Road

In this workshop, teenagers will explore the idea of self-identity and change through poetry as well as create a handmade book to display their original writings. Participants will write in response to creative exercises as well as books of teen fiction and poetry. They will also learn bookmaking skills as they discuss and share who they are and how they might change themselves and the world around them.

Call 955-2820 to Register. Maximum enrollment is 12 teenagers.

Valerie Martínez, the Santa Fe City Poet Laureate 2008-2010, is a poet, playwright, translator, essayist, editor, and community artist. Her books include Absence Luminescent, World to World, A Flock of Scarlet Doves and Reinventing the Enemy's Language (Norton). Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared in APR, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Parnassus, Mandorla, Tiferet and many other journals and magazines. She is on the faculty of the College of Santa Fe, a member of the core artist team of Littleglobe, Inc.
Learn more at Valerie's website.

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