Buckmaster on Writing Place

Mar 10, 2017

Bangor — Former Belfast Poet Laureate Linda Buckmaster will lead a Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance workshop on Writing Place: Landscape, People and the Natural World Saturday, March 25, at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

Registration is required by Monday, March 20, for the workshops, which is open to writers of any level of poetry or prose and will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Writing about place involves working with the elements that make a specific place unique. This may include the layers of history, natural history and human culture across time … a sense of place helps ground writing on any topic. By developing the craft of writing about place, participants will discover more about their subjects, allowing them to better understand and present their world and experiences.

Through writing exercises and prompts, participants will work to develop skills in image, voice, language and structure. Participants should bring a bag lunch to the class, which will maintain a safe, supportive environment. Cost is $100, $45 for MWPA members. To register, visit mainewriters.org. There will be a longer online version of this class beginning March 27 offered through shantiarts.co.

Buckmaster is the author of three poetry chapbooks and has more than 30 publications in regional and national journals. She has taught in the University of Maine system for 20 years and blogs at lsbuck1.blogspot.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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