Seattle Writes: Workshop on Poetry Ripped From the Headlines at The Seattle Public Library June 11
release date: 06/06/2017
Poet and fiction writer Aaron Counts will present a workshop on sourcing narrative poems from current events, pop culture and pure imagination from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, 206-386-4636 .
The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library's parking garage for $7. Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class.
Attendees should bring a pen or pencil and paper, or a fully charged laptop, to the class and be prepared to write.
Counts is the lead artist and director of Creative Justice, an arts-based alternative to incarceration for youth in King County, and a longtime teaching artist with the Writers-in-the-Schools program. Counts holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia and is the author of the poetry collection "Strange-tongued Names." Counts lives in and writes from the Central District.
This class is part of the Library's Seattle Writes: Second Sunday series. Look for a free writing class the second Sunday of each month.
Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins and by providing spaces to work throughout the city. The program series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the Amazon Literary Partnership.