Date & Time
September 19, 2010
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Busboys & Poets
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC, USA
Sunday Kind of Love with Brenda Hillman
Join Split This Rock, our poets in the (think) tank, when this month's Sunday gathering will host an award winning scholar-artist-activist poet.
Sunday Kind of Love is hosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey, and co-sponsored by DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, Busboys and Poets, and Split This Rock. It takes place on the 3rd Sunday of every month.
The first hour will feature readings by Brenda Hillman followed by the open mike. Admission is FREE; donations are encouraged and are split between the featured poets and Busboys' amazing waitstaff. This month's event will be preceded by a Craft Workshop with Brenda Hillman at the IPS conference room, from noon until 2:30PM.
From Brenda Hillman: "For our workshop, I'd like you to bring 17 copies of a very fresh draft of a poem you've been working on, and one process oriented question about the poem.
"For our session, we will not have a traditional style edit session; rather, the poet will read her or his poem for the group, ask the question, and i will discuss the poem briefly in light of that question. We can cover many aspects of craft that way, and it's to be hoped all discussions will pertain to issues of poetry writing, not just to that poet's work.
"We will not have time for long discussions, but work will be precise and in depth, covering a variety of topics in the craft of poetry. The poem can be in any style or form; I am particularly interested in poetry that addresses nature and the environment in original ways (ecopoetics) and the political/spiritual continuum in current writing. Since time is limited, you might want to confine yourself to no more than two pages; otherwise there will be less time for comments. I look forward to seeing you. "
To register for the workshop: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and send a $25.00 check, made out to "Sarah Browning" to:
Split This Rock
c/o Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th St. NW, Ste 600
Washington, DC 20036
*Scholarships are available. Contact Sarah at the e-mail address above for more information*
Brenda Hillman has published eight collections of poetry. She won the 2005 William Carlos Williams Prize for poetry and Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Hillman is the Olivia Filippi Professor of Poetry at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California, where she teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs. She is also a member of the permanent faculties of Napa Valley Writers' Conference and of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Hillman is also involved in non-violent activism as a member of the Code Pink Working Group in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is married to poet Robert Hass.