Readings, Workshops, and Events

Upcoming Reading at Lewes Writing Conference

The 13th annual Lewes Writing Conference is virtual this year. It’s free and you can register here. During the day-long conference, the 2020 Recipients of a Delaware Division of the Arts Fellows in Literature, including myself, will read from their work. This takes place at 12:45pm on Sat., August 18, 2020.

Delaware Division of Arts Award Winners XX Exhibition Opens at the Biggs Museum, July 8th, 2020

At the Biggs Museum in front of one of my poems, “The Scent of a Man”

The Biggs Museum of American Art has put together the Delaware Division of Arts Award Winners XX Exhibition celebrating the work of the 2020 Fellows, myself included. The exhibit physically opened to the public on July 8th, 2020. If you’re not comfortable with visiting the museum, you can view the artists’ work virtually through videos like these.

Exercising the Mind’s Eye: A Virtual Writing and Drawing Workshop

This class is designed for writers and artists who are interested in exploring how writing and drawing can inform and inspire one another. Both art forms are side effects of entering a certain state of mind– a kind of openness, attention, and surrender. In this workshop, participants will write and draw alongside artwork in the Delaware Art Museum’s permanent collection– penning original metaphors and poems, as well as sketching, cartooning, and drawing rudimentary portraits. No skill level required for this creative play! This workshop will be presented on July 18, 2020 from 12:30-2pm as one of the breakout sessions at the Wilmington Writers Conference.

4th ANNUAL WILMINGTON WRITERS CONFERENCE: UNTOLD STORIES

  • WHEN: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • WHERE: Zoom
  • CONFERENCE COST: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, $10 Students

2020 Poem of the Week by the Delaware Division of the Arts

April 6, 2020 – Caroline N. Simpson

This week we welcome Caroline N. Simpson, 2020 Individual Artist Fellow, Literature: Poetry as she recites her poem, “Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.”

AN INTERVIEW ON THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL POETRY MONTH.

Virtual Creative Writing & Drawing Workshop: Exercising the Mind’s Eye
Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Presented via Zoom, our introductory digital workshop, Exercising the Mind’s Eye, is designed for writers and artists who are interested in exploring how writing and drawing can inform and inspire one another. Both art forms are side effects of entering a certain state of mind – a kind of openness, attention and surrender.In this workshop, participants will write and draw, penning original metaphors and poems, as well as sketching, cartooning, and drawing rudimentary portraits. No skill level required for this creative play!

The workshop will conclude with a reading of Instructor Carrie Simpson’s illustrated poetry from her chapbook, Choose Your Own Adventure and Other Poems. Simpson’s work will be on exhibition beginning June 5, as part of our Award Winners: XX Exhibition.

Member-exclusive registration period: May 7-13.

Open to Non-Members on May 14.

Registration Fee
Members: $8
Non-Members: $10

If you have any questions about this event, please email kmatulewicz@biggsmuseum.org.

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NaPoMo Celebration @ The Hockessin BookShelf, Hockessin, DE, 4/13/19