Oregon Poetry Association to host last poetry workshop of the year

by | Dec 16, 2018 | Community Strategic Plan, Culture, Education and Learning

Library partnership brings series of poetry workshops to Grants Pass

Grants Pass, December 14, 2018 —In the spirit of all things traditional, the community is invited to explore time-honored forms of poetry at “Poetry Alive: Tradition! Tradition!” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 22 in the bookstore at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library District, 200 NW C Street.

“Tradition! Tradition!” is the last in a series of four quarterly poetry workshops titled “Poetry Alive” hosted by the library in partnership with the Oregon Poetry Association (OPA) and the Applegate Poets.

At this workshop facilitated by the OPA, participants will look at family stories and origins as inspiration to learn how to write a sestina, sonnet, haiku, or pantoum.

For more information, contact Oregon Poetry Association President Lisa Baldwin at 541-476-6671 or contact the library at [email protected].

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In May 2017, citizens placed a measure on the ballot to permanently fund the libraries in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek. For the previous 10 years, the libraries were supported by generous donations and the heroic contributions of more than 360 volunteers annually. The newly formed Josephine Community Library District (JCLD) is committed to enriching the community through access to quality library services across Josephine County and will continue to rely heavily on volunteers to run all four library branches. Anyone interested in getting involved with the library can send an e-mail to [email protected].

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