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Saturday, May 6 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
On the Golden Shovel: Writing the 21st Century Sonnet FILLING

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The Golden Shovel is a brand new poetic form, invented by National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes, and in celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks centenary. The form is a completely new acrostic form that allows a poem to be read both horizontally and vertically, and a collection of these poems by poets as distinctive as Sharon Olds, Billy Collins, Nikki Giovani and Rita Dove will have work included. In this workshop, we will have eminent poets who have written golden shovels share a bit about their poem and process, and we will leave time for some generative work so that all of the participants can begin working on a golden shovel of their own.

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Maura Snell

Co-Founder, Poetry & Art Editor, The Tishman Review
Maura Snell is a poet and editor from the greater Boston area. She holds an MFA in Writing from Bennington College, and her work can be found both oline and in print, most recently at Brain, Child Magazine. She also has worked as Associate Editor on several anthology projects, most... Read More →

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Julia Glass

Distinguished Writer in Residence, Emerson College
JULIA GLASS is the author of six books of fiction: the National Book Award–winning Three Junes; I See You Everywhere, a collection of linked stories that won the Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Book Award; as well as the novels A House Among the Trees (forthcoming in... Read More →
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Toni Asante Lightfoot

Toni Asante Lightfoot is a poet, performer, educator. She wasborn and raised in Washington, DC. She has taught along the EasternSeaboard, the West Coast and now resides on the 3rd Coast in Chicago.Lightfoot's work can be seen in numerous anthologies and onlinejournals. She has turned... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Old Town Hall Second Floor 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970