Voices in the Leaves – Drawing and Poetry Workshop
September 21, 22, and 28, 8:30 – 11:30am, On site at The Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve .
With Poet Miriam Sagan and Biologist Linda Wiener
Art and Poetry Show and Reception
September 29, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The cost is $50. The workshop is limited to 20 people.
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This drawing and poetry workshop is divided into three parts culminating in a show and reception. Miriam Sagan will teach a Nature Poetry class and Linda Wiener will teach a Nature Drawing class. In the third class, Miriam and Linda will guide students in creating a piece on paper. The piece can employ drawing, poetry or both. The completed pieces will be hung from trees along the main trail at the wetland and available for viewing on Sunday, September 29, at a public show and reception. This event will be free and open to the public.
Local poets and artists will be invited to contribute a piece for the show.
Linda Wiener has been living and working in northern New Mexico for over 25 years. She has a PhD in entomology and has worked as a field biologist, curator, educator and activist. She has been active in surveying New Mexico insects and spiders for many years, leading the official Santa Fe Butterfly Count for over 20 years and conducting long term surveys on ants, spiders, dragonflies, and arthropods associated with one-seed juniper.
Miriam Sagan is the author of countless books, including the poetry collections Map of the Lost (University of New Mexico Press) and Seven Places in American(Sherman Asher, 2012). She founded and directs the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College. In 2010, she won the Santa Fe Mayor’s award for Excellence in the Arts. Visit her website at www.miriamswell.wordpress.com.