THIS WEEK IN SEPTEMBER

  1. Sunday Apr 22 SUNDAY SEMINAR WITH DAVID LEE GARRISON SUNDAY, APRIL 22; 2-3:30 PM @ The Greene SUNDAY SEMINAR, a free Writers’ Workshop, will feature DAVID LEE GARRISON presenting the topic “Using Poetry Techniques to Create Compelling Images -- for Writers of Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction.” Please call 429-6302...
  2. Thursday Apr 26 NATIONAL POETRY MONTH READING THURSDAY, APRIL 26; 7 PM @ The Greene In honor of National Poetry Month, we are hosting a POETRY NIGHT with Wright State University poets. Come hear these four outstanding poets, who are either currently teaching at the University or...
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SUNDAY SEMINAR WITH DAVID LEE GARRISON

SUNDAY, APRIL 22; 2-3:30 PM @ The Greene

SUNDAY SEMINAR, a free Writers’ Workshop, will feature DAVID LEE GARRISON presenting the topic “Using Poetry Techniques to Create Compelling Images -- for Writers of Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction.”

Please call 429-6302 if you plan to attend.

David Lee Garrison’s poetry has appeared in Connecticut Review, Denver Quarterly, Poem, and Rattle. Two poems from his book, Sweeping the Cemetery, were read by Garrison Keillor on his nationally-syndicated radio program, The Writer’s Almanac, and one appeared in Keillor’s anthology, Good Poems, American Places.