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LIVE All Up In Your Feels, a poetry workshop
May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFREE
Join poets and partners JESSICA JACOBS and NICKOLE BROWN in a poetry workshop to get “All Up In Your Feels.”
For all you lonely hearts, flaming hearts, celebrators (or detesters) of Valentine’s Day, this generative workshop focuses on the difficult art of writing about love. We’ll draw inspiration from poems by Traci Brimhall and Dorianne Laux before turning your own hand to the page to write of eros but free from its sappy, chocolate-dipped clichés—or conversely, to write about heartbreak or downright lack of love with nuance and grace. Open to writers of all levels, this session is a solid choice for anyone wanting to write about love in any genre, and we hope that you’ll leave with some strategies that will help you address one of the heart’s most pervasive conundrums. There will be opportunities to write (and possibly share your newfound lines) during our time together, so come ready and willing to play. Authors’ Website
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JESSICA JACOBS is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going (Four Way Books), one of Library Journal’s Best Poetry Books of the Year and winner of the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award and Goldie Award. Her debut collection, Pelvis with Distance (White Pine Press), a biography-in-poems of Georgia O’Keeffe, won the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Chapbook Editor for Beloit Poetry Journal, Jessica lives in Asheville, NC, with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown, with whom she co-authored Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire (Spruce Books/PenguinRandomHouse), and is at work on a collection of poems exploring spirituality, Torah, and Midrash.
NICKOLE BROWN received her MFA from the Vermont College, studied literature at Oxford University, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She worked at Sarabande Books for ten years. She’s the author of Sister, first published in 2007 with a new edition reissued in 2018. Her second book, Fanny Says (BOA Editions), won the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry in 2015. The audiobook of that collection became available in 2017. Currently, she teaches at the Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program and the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNCA. She lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs, in Asheville, NC, where she periodically volunteers at several different animal sanctuaries. A chapbook called To Those Who Were Our First Gods won the 2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize, and a long sequence called The Donkey Elegies was published as a chapbook by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2020.