Jacqueline Suskin Poetry Workshop
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Sanctuary is proud to welcome LA-based poet Jacqueline Suskin back to Humboldt. As part of her visit, which includes a reading at Northtown Books on Friday June 14th, she will be teaching a workshop for writers upstairs at the Sanctuary, open to anyone who has a desire to grow their poetic practice. In her own words, here is what workshop attendees can expect…
Poetic Purpose Workshop:
During the workshop, I’ll lead the group through through my ideas of poetic expression and process. Folks can bring a poem they are already working on, or simply a blank page where they can begin. Together we work on journaling and free-writing techniques, discuss the magic of stream of consciousness writing, and I guide each individual through crafting a poem of their own. I will also write a poem for all of the participants. The end result will be almost like a personal mantra or prayer that each person can walk away with.
Jacqueline is also celebrating 10 years of Poem Store, her poetry project that began at the Arcata Farmers’ Market! Come and commemorate this anniversary with her after the workshop with a potluck dish.
More about the poet:
Jacqueline returns to Arcata for the release of her new book on June 14th at Northtown Books. This collection of poems, The Edge of The Continent Volume Two – The City, is about her time living in Los Angeles. You may remember Jacqueline and her project Poem Store from the years she spent creating poetry on the plaza during the Farmers’ Market. Jacqueline has been living in Los Angeles for the last six years, bringing Poem Store to wider and wider audiences.