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Wild Flowers

9:00-9:30    Arrive, coffee/tea available

9:30-Noon   Morning workshop with Sarah Anne Strickley

Noon-1:00   Lunch

1:00-2:30    Quiet writing time

2:30-3:30    Group critique (optional)

  • a favorite notebook and pen or computer.

  • a writing project you would like to work on in the afternoon.

  • (optional) a piece to share for group feedback -- 1-2 poems or up to 5 pages of prose.

What to bring:

Summer Writing Retreat: Information

Saturday, July 27, 2019       9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Earth & Spirit Center

1924 Newburg Road

Louisville, KY 40205


the Summer Writing Season

In this workshop, we will return to the themes and practices explored in our winter workshop—Nurturing a Daily Writing Practice—but expand our repertoire of ideas to include fresh plans for making the most of the opportunities offered by the summer writing season. Newcomers to the conversation are welcome; veteran workshoppers are also cordially invited to join.

Frederick Smock is a poet and essayist, and serves as Associate Professor of English at Bellarmine University, where he received the 2005 Wyatt Faculty Award. He has published four books of poems with Larkspur Press: GARDENCOURT, THE GOOD LIFE, GUEST HOUSE, and THE BLUE HOUR. His​ chapbook THE DEER AT GETHSEMANI: ECLOGUES was released by Accents Publishing. His nonfiction books include PAX INTRANTIBUS: A MEDITATION ON THE POETRY OF THOMAS MERTON; POETRY & COMPASSION: ESSAYS ON ART & CRAFT; and CRAFT-TALK: ON WRITING POETRY. His work has appeared in many of the leading journals, including Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Hudson Review, The Iowa Review, The Writers Chronicle, Shenandoah, and The Southern Review. Smock has received the W. B. Jones Award for Creative Writing, the Leadingham Poetry Prize, the Jim Wayne Miller Prize for Poetry, and, from the Kentucky Arts Council, the Al Smith Fellowship in Poetry. Smock serves as the 2017-2018 Kentucky Poet Laureate.

Cross-genre Writing Workshop

taught by

Sarah Anne Strickley

Sarah Anne Strickley is the author of Fall Together (Gold Wake Press, 2018). She’s a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowship, an Ohio Arts grant, a Glenn Schaeffer Award from the International Institute of Modern Letters, and other honors. Her stories and essays have appeared in Oxford American, A Public Space, Witness, The Normal School, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. She’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and earned her PhD from the University of Cincinnati. She teaches creative writing and serves as faculty editor of Miracle Monocle at the University of Louisville. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, the writer Ian Stansel, and their daughters.

$85 /  $75 LLA Members

includes workshop and lunch

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