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The Poetry of Travel: How to Write of the Extraordinary

  • The Adventure Hub & Winery 2960 4th Ave South | #115 Seattle, WA United States (map)

About the Event:

In celebration of National Poetry Month, please join us for a poetry workshop with local poet and educator Susan Rich (recently returned from exploring Morocco). Anais Nin once wrote: “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” And whether the destination is Paris, Marrakesh, or the Pike Place Fish Market — the art of translation from one realm to the other remains the same conundrum. This workshop is for designed for travelers to come play with words and describe their adventures in poetic terms. We’ll look at the work of several poet-travelers and then write pieces of our own. Beginners and experienced writers all welcome.

About Susan:

Susan Rich is the author of four collections of poetry, The Cartographer’s Tongue / Poems of the World, Cures Include Travel, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, and Cloud Pharmacy. She has received awards from PEN USA, The Times Literary Supplement, and Peace Corps Writers. Her fellowships include an Artists Trust Fellowship from Washington State and a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa. She has worked as a staff person for Amnesty International, an electoral supervisor in Bosnia Herzegovina, and a human rights trainer in Gaza and the West Bank. Rich lived in the Republic of Niger, West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, later moving to South Africa to teach at the University of Cape Town on a Fulbright Fellowship.

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Parking is Free.

Wine will be available for purchase from Elsom Cellars.

Tickets: $60. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Charity: Water.