Catamount Arts will offer a series of workshops this winter aimed at helping local poets to develop poems for potential submission to PoemTown St. Johnsbury, an April celebration of poetry. Lyndon State College adjunct professor and poet Bill Biddle will help poets to find the right words and phrases to convey particular emotions that will resonate with their reading audience.
Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, January 20-February 10 at 7pm in the classroom space in the Catamount Arts Center and are free of charge. Advance reservation is requested; please call 802-748-2600, extension 108, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Poets are free to come to one or more than one session, and are asked to bring work in progress, along with their own writing gear (paper, pen, laptop).
Catamount Arts, the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce are collaborating on PoemTown St. Johnsbury, which celebrates National Poetry Month by posting poems on business windows and offering opportunities for sharing and listening to poetry at poetry readings and slams. PoemTown St. Johnsbury is a satellite project of Montpelier-based PoemCity Vermont.
Poems for PoemTown St. Johnsbury must be submitted to Catamount Arts by February 15, 2016. Submission guidelines are posted on the Catamount Arts website (http://www.catamountarts.org/poemtown-st-johnsbury/) and may also be requested by calling 802-748-2600, extension 108, or picked up in the Catamount Arts Center lobby. PoemTown St. Johnsbury welcomes all Vermonters, of any age and level of experience, who wish to have a forum for their writing.