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Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sage Cohen discusses "Writing the Life Poetic" in Portland and Salem this week

From Sage Cohen <sage@sagecohen.com> Join me at Willamette Writers for a conversation about "Writing the Life Poetic" this Tuesday at 7 Hello! In celebration of National Poetry Month and the publication of my new book, Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry, I'll be speaking about "Writing the Life Poetic" this Tuesday at the monthly Willamette Writers meeting in Portland (and again on Thursday in Salem). We'll be exploring what it means to live and write a poetic life--and will do a few exercises to prime your poetry pump. I'd love to see you there! Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 p.m. Willamette Writers Portland Monthly Meeting The Old Church 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97201 Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m. Willamette Writers Salem Monthly Meeting West Salem Roth's 1130 Wallace Rd. Salem, OR 97304 www.SalemChapter.com SEE EVENT DETAILS BELOW! With gratitude,Sage Cohen http://www.writingthelifepoetic.com/ http://www.writingthelifepoetic.typepad.com/ http://www.sagesaidso.com/ Sage Cohen Hosts Willamette Writers Portland Meeting On April 7th Writing the Life Poetic Poetry is one of the great pleasures in life. And no one needs an advanced degree in creative writing to reap its rewards. Sage Cohen's new book, Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry (Writer's Digest Books) is packed full of captivating new ways to generate ideas and have fun with the writing process. In her "Writing the Life Poetic" workshop, Sage will share some of her favorite exercises and invite writers of all backgrounds to experience their life through a poetic lens. Participants will discover new ways to think and write about the subjects that interest them-- and get inspired to start capturing those observations on paper immediately. About Sage Cohen Sage Cohen is the author of Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry (Writers Digest Books, 2009) and the poetry collection Like the Heart, the World. She writes four monthly columns about the craft and business of writing and serves as Poetry Editor for VoiceCatcher 4. Co-curator of a monthly reading series at Barnes & Noble, Sage teaches the online class Poetry for the People. Sage is publisher of the Writing the Life Poetic blog and zine; drop by and join in the conversation at http://www.writingthelifepoetic.typepad.com/! To learn more about Sage, visit www.sagfesaidso.com. All Portland meetings of Willamette Writers are held at The Old Church, SW 11th and Clay, near Portland State University in downtown Portland, unless otherwise noted. Doors open at 6:15 pm, with a speaker or panel at 7 pm. Meetings usually run until 8 pm, with opportunities to meet the speakers or panelists after they speak. For more information about meetings, call 503-452-1592. Meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and students, $5 for their guests, and $10 for non- members.

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