Cecilia Woloch Workshop

Composing the Villanelle: A Dance in Words – A poetry workshop lead by Cecilia Woloch / Saturday, January 23, 2016, 12pm – 5:30pm / Kingston, WA at the residence of Lana Ayers / Fee: $75

Internationally acclaimed poet Cecilia Woloch is a poet, writer, teacher, and traveler based in Los Angeles but “on the road” across the US and Europe six months each year. She has published essays, reviews, fiction and six award-winning collections of poems—most recently Earth (Two Sylvias Press, 2015). http://ceciliawoloch.squarespace.com/

Spend a day immersed in poetry. . .  Come for a light lunch and round-robin poetry reading (bring one 1-page poem to share).  The $75 fee includes, lunch, tea, workshop, handouts and a signed copy of Earth, winner of the Two Sylvias Press chapbook prize.  Space is limited to 14 participants.

From 1 – 4 p.m. Cecilia will lead a workshop on composing the villanelle. She’ll demystify this complex and enchanting form, provide inspiring model poems, and guide you into the process of composing a villanelle of your own. Bring a few lines from your own writing — from finished or unfinished or abandoned poems — to use in the generative process, and come prepared to write.  Following the workshop, we’ll have an informal tea and Cecilia will read from her latest collection,Earth, followed by question and answer/discussion of the process of putting together a manuscript.

To attend the workshop, contact Lana at Lana.Ayers@yahoo.com. Lana will let you know if there is space available, and if so, you can secure your space by sending a check
payable to Cecila Woloch to the following address: Lana Ayers / PO Box 1808 / Kingston, WA 98346-1807.  Once Lana has received your check, she will email you directions to the workshop.  Caution for those who have pet allergies: Lana’s residence contains 2 dogs and 5 cats that will be present during the workshop.  In addition to the workshop fee, participants will likely need to take the Edmonds-Kingston ferry. Information about schedule and costs here: http://tinyurl.com/d259zhn.