A free workshop with Michele Bombardier, Bainbridge Island's Poet Laureate!

Do you write poetry for yourself? Are you curious about learning how to write a poem in a safe and a supported environment? Then this workshop is for you. And it's free! Poets of all levels welcome, as well as those who feel curious but outside poetry, especially those who have not written poetry but might like to. Participants are encouraged to bring pen, notebook, and a willingness to write to offered prompts. Sharing new work will be completely optional and very minimal, only an occasional line or phrase. Michele will give a talk about aspects of writing poetry with a focus on generating versus editing. She will provide poems as models with various prompts. Participants will leave the workshop with several baby poems to cultivate.

Michele Bombardier, the island's inaugural Poet Laureate, is the author of What We Do, a Washington Book Award finalist. She's the founder of Fishplate Poetry, holds an MFA in poetry from Pacific University, and is a Hedgebrook and Mineral School fellow.

Bainbridge Island's Poet Laureate program is sponsored by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, City of Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Community Foundation, Town & Country Market.

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