Blair Memorial Library in Clawson,  Lifelong learning,  Poetry,  Writing and creativity workshops

Poetry appreciation evening

“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.” ~ Dylan Thomas


at the Blair Memorial Library in Clawson

November 2, 6:30 – 7:30p.m. 

So you think you don’t like poetry? I’d love to change your mind. In my next one-night workshop, I’ll read favorite poems by a few contemporary poets that everyone will enjoy, including Billy Collins (former Poet Laureate of the U.S.), Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Jane Kenyon, Pablo Neruda, Jane Hirschfield, and more.

This is not a writing class. You’re invited to relax, listen, and join an entertaining discussion about each poem. Expect to be surprised, inspired, and uplifted by the end of the evening. The program is free to the public, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. Phone the Blair Memorial Library on Main Street in Clawson to reserve your space: 248-588-5500.

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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