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Many Ways of Peace to hold poetry workshop

Many Ways of Peace in downtown Eagle River recently announced its upcoming events.

A hands-on workshop for poets, “Finding Your Voice,” will be offered Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at Many Ways of Peace.

The class will be instructed by Eagle River poet and educator Emily Bright.

The fee is $35. Preregistration is required.

This class is for writers who find themselves falling back on the same old phrasing or forms in their poetry and are looking to stretch their voices.

Participants will read poems by a range of contemporary artists, taking time to discuss each poem and analyze how it works — their line breaks, their sounds and images, the way they address the audience.

Students will then try out the techniques in free-writing exercises.

Participants may take poems that they are stuck on.

“Attendees can expect to leave the class with ideas for new poems and more tools in their writing toolbox to help them say what they want to say in new ways,” said Bright.

Bright earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Williams College and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Minnesota, where she also served as the University’s Scribe for Human Rights.

She authored the chapbook, “Glances Back” and her poems have been published in journals and anthologies such as “Other Voices International,” “America Magazine,” “Come Together: Imagine Peace” and “Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude.”

She taught creative writing and literature at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire before moving to the North Woods to focus on writing.

She lives in Eagle River with her husband, Matthew Krusack, and their toddler daughter.

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