Come As You Are / Workshop 4: Poetry for the Soul

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Carver Branch, Austin Public Library

1161 Angelina Street

Austin, TX 78702

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In Workshop 4, you will be invited to write poems that uplift and stir the spirit. Led by Badgerdog teaching artist Sean Petrie.

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

In Workshop 4, you will be invited to discuss and write poems that uplift and stir the spirit. Led by Badgerdog teaching artist Sean Petrie, you will explore a sampling of poems that tap into the soul and beauty of everyday life—poems that inspire and remind us how wonderfully messy it is to be human. And that we're all in this together.

In a series of guided exercises, you'll then write your own poems, with a focus on how your unique voice and stories are a gift—both to others and to yourself.

There is a poet inside each of us, just waiting to be let out. Come give it a nudge with this workshop. (If you'd like, feel free to bring a poem by someone else that has significant meaning to you, to use as part of our group discussion.)

ABOUT THE TEACHING ARTIST:

Sean Petrie is a founding member of the Austin poetry group Typewriter Rodeo and has written over 10,000 poems at events all across the country. He is co-author of Typewriter Rodeo: Real people, real stories, custom poems (Andrews McMeel, 2018), and author of the poetry collection Listen to the Trees (Documentary Media, 2020). Sean’s poems are featured on KUT’s “Texas Standard” radio program, and he is the author of multiple middle grade fiction & nonfiction books. Sean has an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College, a law degree from Stanford, and teaches legal writing at UT Law School.

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