North Domingo Baca, Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque, Ne
It's our holiday gathering--and it will be special! You won't want to miss it!
Recent co-winner of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Award for Poetry, Miriam Sagan of Santa Fe, will be our guest for this gathering (the other co-winner is our own Jeanne Shannon). Miriam's presentation is "Metaphor and More: How Poetry Creates Connection and Compassion." She says, "We'll explore some techniques including simile, personification, and associative leaps to expand our range as writers. The world of a poem can be by turns vast as the cosmos and tiny as a grain of sand. Learn to love that range, and position yourself as a poet within it. We'll use some fast fun exercises that can be incorporated into longer work."
Following Miriam's presentation, we will have a book fair, where members can display books for sale, AND we will share food together--so please bring something to share! (It might be helpful to post here what you'll be bringing in order to avoid duplication.) Come check out the award-winning books, buy autographed copies, and share in the connections we so desperately need to encourage and appreciate. And eat!