2018-03/31 Poetry of Place with Karen Kenyon

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 Time: 10am to 1pm Number of sessions: One Session Only Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, Arts District Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, #202-204, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

Please join us for a three hour class on “Poetry of Place,” where we will read poems of place by various poets, including Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, Jane Hirshfield, David Whyte, and Wendell Berry. A brief introduction to poetry will be part of this class, including a few simple forms, as well as the opportunity to write or begin your own “poem of place” in any form you like (poems of place can be about nature, a city, your backyard, or even an inner place…). You are welcome to bring a photo of a place you’d like to write about, or even a finished short poem to read in class if time allows.


karenkenyonKaren Kenyon has been writing and publishing poetry for many years, with poems published in Ladies’ Home Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and small journals including San Diego Poetry Anthology, San Diego Free Press, and Magee Park Anthology. Her memoir, Sunshower (Putnam, NY 1981) is a hybrid text which includes both prose and poetry. She recently finished over 30 years of teaching MiraCosta and now teaches at UCSD Extension and through the Osher program at San Diego State University. She is working on her collection of poetry, entitled “Painted Lady,” and her book on The Bronte Family is due to come out in ebook form from her London publisher, Endeavour Press.

PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that a class does not get cancelled or rescheduled.