Writing About the Natural World with George Longenecker

“Tunnel of Green on Buck Mountain Trail,” Alan Levine

April 28: Vermont is rich with natural beauty. Learn how to turn environmental images into meaningful poems that accurately reflect the natural world. Each participant will leave the workshop with the first draft of a poem.

Limit 12 participants. Pre-registration required by calling the library at 802-223-3338.

1–4 pm | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street

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Poetry of Popular Culture and Superheroes with George Longenecker

How could Superman, the Edsel, Plastic Man, Eisenhower, cemeteries and the Fourth of July possibly make good poetry? Modern poetry draws from everyday imagery, real people and imaginary characters.

On April 7, George Longenecker will read poetry of superheroes and popular culture, including his own poems and those of others. Longenecker has made many presentations for the National Popular and American Culture Association. He taught writing and history for many years at Vermont Technical College.  His poetry has been published in Vermont Literary Review, Isthmus, Poetry Quarterly, Whale Road Review, Atlanta Review and in the anthology Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books.

Wine and cheese reception to follow.

7–8 pm | T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre Street

This venue is not accessible.

ORCA Media videos available for PoemCity events

Missed something you hoped to see? ORCA Media has posted five extensive videos made at this month’s PoemCity events!

Chard deNiord at Alumni Hall, April 1

George Longenecker at the T.W. Wood Gallery, April 8

Ralph Culver and Sydney Lea at the Library, April 9

PoetryPlus+ with Danny Dover at the Unitarian Church, April 10

Francette Cerulli and Jamie Gage at the Library, April 12

Nobody Cares That Your Dog Died: A Memoir in Poetry Workshop

You’ll need to register for this workshop, so get in touch soon!

On April 15, from 1 to 4 pm at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, George Longenecker will lead this generative workshop featuring several poems of personal memoir as well as techniques for creating well-crafted poems. Participants will leave the workshop with the beginnings of poems.

George Longenecker has published his poems in many journals, including Memoir, Vermont Literary Review, and Atlanta Review, and has recently retired as a professor at Vermont Tech.

Limited to 12 participants. To register, please call the Kellogg-Hubbard Library at 223-3338 or send an email to rysenechal (at) kellogghubbard.org.

Looking for Poetry Workshops?

PoemCity has great workshops to inspire you.  Whether you’re a new poet or a seasoned one there surely is a workshop here for you.

April 11 at 6:30 PM The Poetry of Parenthood with Michelle Singer and Samantha Kolber  Join poets Michelle and Samantha as they read original and selected poems that capture the sacred and profane aspects of parenthood, then they will lead participants in writing prompts to generate new work.    At the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier.

April 15 – 1:00 to 4:00 PM  A Memoir in Poetry Workshop                                                            Poet George Longenecker will lead this generative workshop featuring several poems of personal memoir as well as techniques for creating well-crafted poems. Participants will leave the workshop with the beginnings of poems. Limit: 12 participants. Registration is required by calling 802.223.3338 or emailing rysenechal (at) kellogghubbard.org.            At the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier.            

April 23 at 1:30 PM Generative Poetry Workshop                                                                              Poet Chloe Viner will guide this creative workshop. She will use several prompts to highlight different lessons and spur creativity. Viner will guide a discussion on the difference between concrete and abstract writing in poetry and examine how to create vivid and original images through metaphor.  At the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier.       

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry of Art & Memoir with George Longenecker

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At the T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center (46 Barre St, Montpelier), George Longenecker will look at issues of race and racism in ekphrastic poetry, the poetry of art. With illustrations of paintings, he’ll read works by former United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. He’ll also read his own poems of art and memoir.
This presentation is on April 8 at 7:00 pm. Reception and refreshments to follow. Please note venue is not accessible.

George Longenecker has published his poems in many journals, including Memoir, Vermont Literary Review, and Atlanta Review, and has recently retired as a professor at Vermont Tech.