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The Complete Poet Series I: Return to the Garden (WRT20-41)

  • June 12, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Anajli Pavilion & grounds
  • 10



Saturday, June 12

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Presenter: Christine Swanberg

Grow your inner poet! Join Christine Swanberg, official Poet Laureate of Rockford, for this special summer series as she brings poetry into a brighter light. She will share many tools of the trade, inspire the group through her stories of perseverance, and guide us in poetry writing. Men, women and highly motivated teenagers are welcomed. We encourage diversity and want to reach as many people as possible. Sign-up for the whole series or individual sessions.

This first kick-off session will involve what it means to "Return to the Garden,"

spiritually and as gardeners (though non-gardeners are welcome).  We will also walk the labyrinth to find inspiration deep within ourselves. Christine will share her gardening and labyrinth poems to inspire and guide writers. Participants will have some time for personal writing — poetry, journaling, etc., and will then be invited to read their work in the Pavilion. 

Bring your favorite writing materials, and a snack or lunch for noon break. Wear your walking shoes, and dress for the weather! The Womanspace garden will be blooming and the labyrinth will be inviting with the warmth of the spring sun!

Reg by:  6/10

Other sessions in this series:

  1. Return to the Garden
  2. Poets that Shaped My Writing
  3. The Shape a Poem Makes
  4. Sculpting Poetry
  5. The Joy of Sonnets

Womanspace is serving as an advocate for the new official Poet Laureate of Rockford, Christine Swanberg. They have a rich history of workshops, KORONE and RED SILK publication, and other collaborations spanning several decades. Christine ran for the position with women’s empowerment and the theme “Uplifting Rockford Through Poetic Collaboration” in mind.

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