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Writing Indianapolis: A Streamlines Poetry Workshop
July 30, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pmFree
StreamLines collaborator Adrian Matejka will lead a poetry workshop that will follow the extensive and diverse poetry history of Indianapolis. This workshop is for those who want to practice their craft, deepen their creativity and relationship to place. All skill-levels are welcome. Participants must be 18 and older. To participate in this workshop, please register at http://writingindyworkshop.eventbrite.com/ Space is limited!
Starting with James Whitcomb Riley and continuing through poets such as Etheridge Knight, Mari Evans — and more recently Mitchell L.H. Douglas and Karen Kovacik, and Norbert Krapf — writers have been reimagining the various geographies of Indianapolis as poems. This workshop will look at poets – past and present – who have used Indianapolis as a catalyst for their work. Participants will then generate their own poems that address the city in all of its different curiosities.
This workshop is are part of StreamLines, an interactive, place-based project that merges the sciences and the arts to advance the community’s understanding and appreciation of Indianapolis waterways. These free workshops are part of a National Science Foundation grant administered by the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University. Visit StreamLines.org for more information.