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The Eye, The Ear, The Page, The Mic…

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Date/Time
Date(s) - January 25, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location
Astoria Studio Collective, 372 10th St, Astoria, OR 97103

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THE WRITER’S GUILD OF ASTORIA, OREGON,
IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:

***THE EYE, THE EAR, THE PAGE, THE MIC***

A WRITING WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th, 2020, FROM 10 AM TO 1 PM
WHERE: Astoria Studio Collective, 372 10th St, Astoria, OR 97103

In this informative interactive workshop on things poetic, Florence Sage will present Writing Poems for Reading Aloud, focusing on lyric narrative, rhythm, sound, with very brief writing, reading, and tips for using the mic. Robert Michael Pyle will discuss Parsing the Particular: How to find, keep, and use specific details of the physical earth for poetry and prose, with brief writing. The workshop will conclude with practice at the mic.

Robert Michael Pyle writes fiction, poetry, and essay from a Swedish homestead in
Wahkiakum County, Washington. His 24 books include the award-winning
Wintergreen, Sky Time in Gray’s River, and Where Bigfoot Walks; a flight of butterfly books; and three poetry collections (Evolution of the Genus Iris, Chinook & Chanterelle, and the chapbook Letting the Flies Out), as well as his recent novel, Magdalena Mountain. A naturalist with a PhD in conservation ecology from Yale, he has been free-lance for 37 years. Bob has taught at many writing conferences and colleges, from Tasmania to Tajikistan, and served as Kittridge Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Montana. He reads monthly at Ric’s Mic in Astoria.

Florence Sage has been an Astoria poet and an organizer of local poetry events since 1998, for several years poetry editor for Hipfish, and for 22 events on the production crew of the annual FisherPoets Gathering. She reads at Ric’s Poetry Mic on first Tuesdays in Astoria, as well as by invitation at other literary events. She is a retired college psychology, addictions and philosophy teacher. Her latest writing workshop and full-length reading were given in May 2019 in the Northwest Voices series at Lower Columbia College and Longview WA Public Library. Her 2014 collection is Nevertheless: Poems from the Gray Area, Hipfish Publications. A new collection of lyric narratives, The Man Who Whistled, The Woman Who Wished, is being prepared for 2020 publication. Her current working manuscript is titled What to Do With Night.

The Writer’s Guild is a group of writers in Astoria committed to strengthening the larger community through the power of the written word. The Guild holds workshops, retreats, and monthly gatherings in the Astoria, Oregon, area. Additionally, The Guild promotes literacy in the schools and with at-risk populations through residency and workshop programming. A literate community is a thriving community. $35 per class. Discount for members. Scholarships available To register, please go to: www.thewritersguild.org

For further information, please contact:
Marianne Monson (503) 709-5740 (Text or Voice) or at: marianne.monson@gmail.com