Published DateEFFINGHAM — Wolfeboro summer resident Bob Demaree will present "Poetry and Personal Identity, Getting Experience Down on Paper: a Peer's View," a two-hour seminar/workshop at the Effingham Public Library on Saturday, June 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Demaree is the author of"Fathers and Teachers" (2007) and "Mileposts" (2009), both published by Beech River Books, and two other poetry collections, and has had over 550 poems appear in 125 periodicals. Since 2006 he has presented poetry readings, programs and workshops at various venues in New England and North Carolina. Drawing on 20 years' experience, he walks participants through the process of translating experiences into poems. His previous workshops at the Effingham Public Library have been extremely popular and filled up quickly.
This workshop/seminar will explore:
• How we can use the medium of poetry to tell personal stories.
• Setting down events and issues in our own lives.
• Coming to terms with them.
• Providing meaning for a broader readership.
• Persona poems: technique and privacy.
Source material will include poems by: Ted Kooser, Jane Kenyon. Eavan Boland, Louise Gluck and others, including the workshop leader and participants.
Participants may bring to workshop one or more poems of personal identity, for supportive consideration by the group. Workshop materials will include handouts with resource information.