Utilizing a teaching method he perfected in the Pacific Northwest, George Wallace will stimulate your writing through exercises based on re-discovering and using your imaginative skills. This one day, two-hour workshop encourages you to play with language and practice your skill at triggering ideas for new poems, in a friendly group setting. Imagination-based poetry moves away from critical-evaluative approaches to writing poetry, focusing instead on exercises that enhance the writer’s ability to create space for the imagination to explore, invent, discover and roam.
BIO: George Wallace (AB, MPH, MFA) is an award winning poet and journalist from New York who has performed his work across America and in Europe. Author of eighteen chapbooks of poetry, he has served as editor of Poetrybay (www.poetrybay.com), Poetryvlog (www.poetryvlog.com), Long Island Quarterly, Walt’s Corner and other electronic and hard copy publications. A university lecturer and practicing poet in performance, he has performed his own work and conducted writing workshops worldwide. Wallace’s work, which has been translated into fourteen languages, may be found in the collections of the New York State Historic Preservation Office, the California State Archives and the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library; and is archived at Hofstra University’s Long Island Studies Institute.
IMAGINATION-BASED POETRY READING BY GEORGE WALLACE AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS. TUESDAY MARCH 17 7-9 PM. $40 please register by March 15. Call 845-679-3392 for more information. 9 PM Open to the Public. 6 HILLCREST AVE, WOODSTOCK NY.