Write Now: Four-Week Writing Workshop with Joy Sawyer

In this brand new writing workshop taught by Denver poet Joy Roulier Sawyer, create fresh and timely poems—as we read and respond to a lasting voice of clarity. The poet William Stafford, National Book Award winner and Poet Laureate, wrote more than 20,000 poems in his lifetime, all while living an earthy, grounded, contemplative life.

Over a hot cup of coffee or leisurely glass of wine, we’ll also explore ways to nourish and sustain our creative lives amidst an often-chaotic culture. Registration price includes a copy of Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford (Graywolf Press, 2014). No previous poetry experience is necessary. Limit 8. Sign up here

About Joy Sawyer:
Joy Roulier Sawyer holds an MA from New York University, where she received the Herbert Rubin Award for Outstanding Creative Writing. The author of several nonfiction books, she's also published a poetry collection, Tongues of Men and Angels (White Violet Press, 2016), and is a recent Pushcart Prize nominee. 

Her poetry, essays, and fiction appear in such diverse publications as Bohemian Chronicle, Books & Culture, Esthesis, LIGHT Quarterly, Lilliput Review, Mars Hill Review, New York Quarterly, St. Petersburg Review, The Bacon Review, The Other Journal, The Volta, and others. In addition, Joy's also received a Rocky Mountain Women's Associateship for her performance poetry. 

Her longtime past work in the fields of both bibliotherapy and writing therapy gives her special interest and expertise in writer's block, writing exercises, and the writing process. She received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association for Poetry Therapy. 

Since 2009, Joy's taught both poetry and intro to creative writing classes at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, the largest nonprofit literary center in Colorado and the Mountain West. For more than a decade, she also co-taught in the creative writing track of the masters of liberal studies program at the University of Denver. 

Event date: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555976644
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graywolf Press - December 17th, 2013