Feast: 2-Day Poetry Harvest with Catherine Young



Date: November 14 & 15, 2020

1 pm – 4 pm each day

Skill Level: This workshop is for all writers – those who have never written to those who write regularly and seek new ideas.

Class Registration Fee:  $90.00

Autumn is a time of richness. Delicious possibility. A good time for gathering the best moments from the year’s adventures.

Join this workshop to find and craft your poetic gems. Using poems, songs, and imagery, Catherine Young will lead creative exercises and prompts to fill the poetry larder for the winter ahead.

Come for the feast!

Materials fee: (To be collected directly from students by instructor in class): n/a

Students need to bring: 

Please bring along writing tools: pen and notebook, tablet, or anything that works for you except for “Sharpies,” permanent, and dry erase markers. Please also refrain from wearing fragrance. I am disabled with MCS and need to eliminate exposures.

Since we’ll be working with the themes of “feast” and “gathering” please bring a treasured recipe and/or 100-200 word sketch of sharing a treasured food.

Bring walking shoes and clothing for outdoor November weather. Depending upon the day and how we feel, we may like to spend a little bit of time outdoors in this beautiful location.

Catherine Young  is a writer and performing artist whose work is infused with a keen sense of place.

Her writing has been published in the anthologies, The Driftless Reader, Contours, and Permanent Vacation II: Eighteen Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks. Her work appears internationally in Reliquiae and The Island Review, and in Minding Nature, Fourth River, About Place, Hippocampus, Midwest Review, Kestrel, and Edible Madison, among others. Catherine’s poetry has been published as broadsides for Fermentation Fest Farm Art / Dtour Passwords and Madison Metro Buslines, and her recent poetry is found in Cold Mountain, Camas, and Passager. Her children’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry appeared in Cricket.

A nominee for the Pushcart Prize in prose and poetry and Best American Essays, Catherine is the recipient of a Terry Foundation Edenfred Fellowship. She worked as a national park ranger, farmer, educator, and mother before completing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.

Rooted in farm life, Catherine lives with her family in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. Her writings and podcasts are available at http://catherineyoungwriter.weebly.com/

Registration includes your lunch, and one free admission to Saturday night’s Healthy Hoedown.