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To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Dormann Library is excited to offer “Poetry is Play”, a discussion and workshop hosted by Kidd Williams on Tuesday, April 11 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Poetry has meant so many things to so many people that defining it becomes more of a catalog of preferences than a naming. Yet common to any poem, new or old, is a willingness to turn over what we discover to the interplay of language - in different ways than those found in fiction, journalism, essays, or lyrics.
For this April Poetry Month, the Dormann Library will host this free workshop, featuring brief discussions of some of the many ways that poems play with language, and offering creative time and opportunities to share - and play. (Introverts will be accommodated effortlessly.) No experience needed - but bringing a favorite writing utensil may make you even more comfortable. Please note: the workshop will pointedly feature no discussion or tips on how to publish poetry, but people may discuss this themselves before or afterward.
Kidd Williams lives in Bath and has published poetry and fiction. Most proudly, she has twice had poems selected by the Poetry Posts project for summer displays in Elmira parks. Recently, her poetry has been featured in two anthologies: "The Sexuality Poems," ed. Alicia Kenaley and Tamar Samuel-Siegel (FootHills Publishing, 2017) and "From the Finger Lakes: A Poetry Anthology," ed. Peter Fortunato and Jack Hopper (Cayuga Lake Books, 2016). Kidd lives with a wife and two dogs. Kidd is a pen-name for her real first name, which is Joy.
Local area poet and writer Kidd Williams will be hosting a free discussion and workshop: “Poetry is Play” at the Dormann Library on Tuesday, April 11 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.