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Summer Writing Workshops

The Power of Place: The Intersection of Memoir and Poetry

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 9am-4pm, 308 Wolfe’s Neck Road, Freeport, ME
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Have you considered how the power of place has influenced your personal choices and professional views? Have you wondered about using poetry or memoir to explore the role place has played in your identity? Join memoirists and poets Ann Bracken and Kathy Leydon-Conway as they lead you through a series of writing exercises and discussions that explore the influence of place on one’s role as a teacher and how place shapes both personal and professional identities. We will explore many reasons for writing a memoir, the crafting of scenes, and the place of poetry in exploring life events. Bring your questions and ideas and join us for an engaging day of writing.

Ann Bracken

Educated at Towson University (’74 BA in Speech Pathology and Audiology) and Johns Hopkins University (M.S.Ed. in Communication and Learning Disorders ’79), Ann’s work during the past forty years has focused on giving women and children a voice. Her post-graduate work in drama in education from Dublin’s Trinity College, journal instruction training from The Center for Journal Therapy and poetry therapy training from The National Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy all make their way into her classrooms and workshops, making them creative and memorable learning environments. Anne is the author of  five books of poetry, most recently No Barking in the Hallways: Poems from the Classroom.

Kathy Leydon-ConwayKathyRender

Educated at State College at Boston (BS in Education), the Creative Education Foundation and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Kathy is an organizational consultant, mediator, facilitator, and the author of  Bacon Street, a poetry memoir of her childhood.