Poetry for Early Fall

by Ed Davis on August 22, 2017

Dayton Metro Library

I’m leading a Poetry Workshop at the newly rebuilt Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. Third Street, Dayton, OH on Tuesday, September 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room on the second floor.  (Take the elevator up to 2, take a left and the Community Room will be right there.) Below is the workshop description from the library’s website:

Ed Davis, author of five books of poetry, will offer a poetry refresher on the critical differences between poetry and prose. Following an exercise writing a brand-new poem, participants will have the opportunity to share their work in light of new (or refreshed) knowledge. 

As for parking, I suppose there’s still some parking on the street, but I plan to use the new underground parking garage – no parking pass needed at this time, according to librarian Julie Buchanan. You enter (and exit) off of St. Clair, and can take stairs or elevator up to the Atrium. 

I’m really looking forward to seeing the new facilities and connecting with everyone who shows up. I’m not aiming the workshop at complete beginners; I believe that everyone who shows up, regardless of poetry-writing experience, will pick up some tips. And at the very least participants will write a new poem. I’ve begun new stories or poems during workshops that bore fruit later on!

Blue Jacket Books

Here’s another poetry event coming up this Saturday and guaranteed to be both entertaining and enlightening. If you’ve never been to Tables of Contents, you owe it to yourself to enjoy gourmet cuisine among 50,000 books while supporting some of the best poets in the Miami Valley.

SATURDAY: Poetry x 4. August 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Blue Jacket Books, 30 S. Detroit St, Xenia, OH 45385. Poetry readings by Myrna Stone, James Siegel, Cathryn Essinger, and Mary Jo White. Come early for lunch and dessert at Blue Jacket’s Tables of Contents Cafe.

Fred’s Blog

If you’re not subscribing to Fred Marion’s blog, you’re missing something very special. In addition to his list of arts events in the Miami Valley (many of which I would’ve missed without him), he writes with both wide-eyed innocence and wisdom beyond his young years on topics like family and the writing life. Plus, he takes great photos, for instance, great shots recently of the “new” Dayton Metro Library! Check him out at fredrickmarion.com.

Hope to see you around for some poetry this fall!

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