Carla Massoni Gallery
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Writing On Water - An Eco-Poetry Workshop
Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., September 25 - October 23
Opening Reception:

We are pleased to be partnering with the award-winning poet Meredith Davies Hadaway and RIVERARTS for Earth Stewardship Days. Join us for a poetry workshop with Meredith and explore the environmental issues facing our world through the written word and the art of poetry.

Writing On Water
An Eco-Poetry Workshop
Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
September 25 - October 23

“Let us celebrate the natural world in the languages of literature, science, and silence. Let us tell new stories that invite a deeper kinship with the world. Let us face our grief at the harm we have done and the global results of our disregard. Then we can ask the important questions: What do we make of the wonder and the sorrow? What response is worthy of us as moral beings?” —Kathleen Dean Moore

Through a series of readings, writings, and explorations, we will locate ourselves as creative forces in our environment, learn to hone our individual voices, and hear the voices of others, in order to craft a poetic response. No previous literary experience is required. Each session will include discussion of readings, sharing of writings by fellow-participants, and prompts to generate new work. Limited to 10 participants. Cost: $195 for 5-week series

An award-winning poet and teacher of ecopoetry, Meredith Davies Hadaway was recently a contributor at the inaugural Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference. She is the author of The River is a Reason, Fishing Secrets of the Dead and, forthcoming, At the Narrows. Hadaway serves on the Board of Directors for the Chester River Association and is the former Rose O’Neill Writer-in-Residence at Washington College.

Following the five-week workshop, participants will be invited to participate in a weekend celebration of Earth Stewardship Days, November 6-9, including “River Soundings,” an ecopoetry brunch aboard the Chester River Packet and an ecopoetry reading at the Bookplate on Sunday, November 9.

Outline of Weekly Topics:
Thursday, September 25: Origins & Endings
Thursday, October 2: Wild Thing
Thursday, October 9: A Geography of Scars
Thursday, October 16: Recognitions
Thursday, October 23: Wave

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