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Our Statewide Student Day of Poetry has been broke up into five regional events for 2015. You are now perusing the LOWELL event! 

On Thursday, December 10, Mass Poetry’s Student Day of Poetry is taking over UMass Lowell! SDOP features a morning poetry sampler, writing-generative workshops, performances, readings, and a student open mic. We’ve got something for everyone, from the student who isn’t even sure they like poetry to the senior leading the after-school poetry club. 
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Thursday, December 10 • 10:35am - 11:50am
The Great Emptying

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In this creative and supportive generative workshop, we’ll focus on
what I call “The Great Emptying.” We’ll essentially practice the art
of writing The Catalogue Poem, The List, The Pillow Book. Here, we’ll
focus on the detailed list of images, phrases, ideas, objects, and
memories in our lives that somehow seem connected or gain energy by
being listed together. We’ll each generate lists of separate images,
strong details, and work to connect them to an overall theme. Inspired
from the original “Pillow Book” by Sei Shonagon (written circa 1000),
this is a place to let your voice pour out on the page. Let this be
the moment you open those notebooks and see what's essential, what’s linked, and what's vibrating as one.

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Ada Limón

Ada Limón is the author of three books of poetry, Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from New York University. Limón has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and is one of the judges for the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry. She works as a freelance writer and splits her time between Lexington... Read More →

Thursday December 10, 2015 10:35am - 11:50am

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