The 4th Annual “Mind of Winter Springs Open! : Poem-A-Day Poetry Writing Workshop”

  • Dates: Monday, January 9 – Sunday, January 15
  • Times: Daily, 12 noon – 3 pm, for One Week
  • Location: Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico

Description This poetry-writing event is meant to help us create, as poet Robert Hass says, poems that are “stronger and truer than ever before.” We will meet each day to share poems written within the previous 24 hours. At our first meeting, you’ll be offered a series of prompts toward the creation of a new poem. After that, you’ll bring the first draft of a new poem to our workshop each day. At the end of each workshop you’ll be provided with a magic packet to draw from, if you wish, for the inspiration of your next poem. You will be free to use the suggestions from the packets in whatever way you wish, or not at all. We’ll engage in a craft discussion of hand-out poems each day and you’ll be eligible for one 10 minute private session with Sawnie to discuss your poems. Writers at all levels of writing experience are welcome.