This year’s PoetryFest on the Oregon Coast will feature Marylhurst English faculty member Emily Kendel Frey, March 31 through April 2, 2017.
Award-winning poet Emily Kendel Frey will be joined by Carl Adamshick, author of Curses and Wishes, to lead three days of events for writers at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.
The topics for PoetryFest 2017 are moods and modes. Workshops will focus on understanding poems as modes of expression. Rather than exploring the usual formalized structure like sonnets, haiku, villanelle or pantoums, participants will delve into poems with a mode and governing purpose, such as elegies, odes and epithalamiums (wedding poems). Workshops will begin with lecture and discussion followed by ample opportunities for writing.
PoetryFest 2017, sponsored by Manzanita Writers’ Series and the Hoffman Center for the Arts, will be held at the Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave., Manzanita, Ore.
Cost for the weekend workshops, and an introductory networking evening on March 31, is $165 if you register before March 15 (cost increases to $195 after March 15).
For more information and to register, see HoffmanBlog.org.
Emily Kendel Frey teaches poetry writing in the B.A. in English Literature & Writing program at Marylhurst University. She is the author of several poetry collections, including The Grief Performance, winner of the 2012 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and Sorrow Arrow, winner of the 2015 Oregon Book Award.