Monday, November 12, 2012

Free Ashland Poetry Workshops December 1-2, 2012

Stephen Haven, the Director of the MFA Program, Deborah Fleming, a faculty member in the English Department, and Sarah M. Wells, the Administrative Director of the MFA Program, will be leading workshops for the first Ashland Poetry Workshop weekend December 1-2, 2012 at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.  The weekend features guest presenter Lynn Powell, author of two collections of poetry, Old and New Testaments and The Zones of Paradise.  Lynn will also serve as one of the workshop instructors during the weekend.

Workshop sessions are near capacity, so register as soon as possible to hold a spot by emailing  All readings and seminars are free and open to the public even if you are unable to register for the workshops.

A participant open-mic will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. in Schar 138, and Lynn Powell will read in the same location at 7 p.m. that evening.  Lynn will teach a seminar on the poetry of Elton Glaser and Mary Oliver, two Ohio natives, on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Schar 138.  A social hour and book signing will be held in the Student Center following the seminar.  The weekend will come to a close with a reading by the other workshop instructors at 4 p.m. in Schar 138.

The complete weekend schedule and other details are available at

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