Postponed to April 2023—Writing Workshop with Eva Salzman: Imagining Reality 

When:
April 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2023-04-15T10:00:00-04:00
2023-04-15T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Salem Athenaeum
337 Essex St.
Salem
MA 01970
Cost:
Tuition: Members $40; Non-members $55; Students; $20

Postponed to April 2023—Stay tuned for new date!

Join poet Eva Salzman for a Saturday morning workshop and explore the notion of truth in creative writing using a close reading of two contemporary poems by British poet Simon Armitage and American poet Roger Mitchell as the springboard.

What do we mean by truth in poetry? Is it a lie to fictionalize reality for the purpose of art? In an age of distressing fake news and lies, as writers we may find there are lies we must tell because they bring us closer to the truth.

What on earth could be meant by this? Come along and find out!

There will be student input and a writing exercise to take away if there’s not time to finish it in the class itself.

Poet and author Eva Salzman’s books include Double Crossing: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe) and Women’s Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English (Seren), co-edited with Amy Wack. Among her libretti is Cassandra, written for her composer father, Eric Salzman. Her poems have been broadcast on BBC radio and published in journals such the New Yorker and Times Literary Supplement. Recent and current work includes a memoir contribution to the book Between Fury and Peace: The Many Arts of Derek Walcott (Arrowsmith), an essay on Sylvia Plath for Dark Horse and review for Poetry Birmingham (UK), and a project on the Boston-area poet Sarah Hannah. She is a dual citizen of the USA and UK.

This class is capped at 12, so sign up soon.

Tuition: Members $40; Non-members $55; Students; $20