Gathering Gold: A Poetry Workshop

October 8, 2022

Schedule: 10 am-1:30 pm Sat

Instructor: Catherine Young

Registration Deadline: Registration Closed

Description

October,” writes the poet Barbara Crooker,
is the golden hour of the clock of the year.

Using inspiration from poems, songs, and imagery centered on the themes of October bounty and transformation, we will work through creative prompts and exercises to generate and craft poetic gems.

Open to all writers and to anyone who loves sharing autumn’s golden time outdoors. Bring your lunch or plan to get lunch in town during our 30-minute break.

Class size 9

Level Beginner and above

Student Supply List
Please bring along writing tools: pen and notebook, tablet, or anything that works for you except for “Sharpies,” permanent and dry erase markers. Please also refrain from wearing fragrance. Bring walking shoes and clothing for outdoor October weather in this beautiful location.

  • Tuition $55

Instructor

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Catherine Young

Catherine Young is a writer and performing artist whose work is infused with a keen sense of place. She worked as a national park ranger, farmer, mother, and educator. Her writing has been published in the anthologies The Driftless Reader, Permanent Vacation II: Eighteen Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks, Imagination and Place: Cartography, and in Contours.…Read More

Catherine Young is a writer and performing artist whose work is infused with a keen sense of place.

She worked as a national park ranger, farmer, mother, and educator. Her writing has been published in the anthologies The Driftless Reader, Permanent Vacation II: Eighteen Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks, Imagination and Place: Cartography, and in Contours. Her work appears internationally and nationally in Reliquiae, The Island Review, About Place, Ascent, Minding Nature, Fourth River, Hippocampus, Literary Mama, and Midwest Review. Her children’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry appeared in Cricket. In 2020, Catherine’s full-length memoir Black Diamonds, Blue Flames: A Childhood Colored By Coal was long listed for the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, and a short memoir piece was a semi-finalist for Hippocampus’ Remember in November contest.

Catherine is author of the poetry collection Geosmin (Scent of Earth) released in 2022 by Water’s Edge Press.

Rooted in farm life, Catherine lives with her family in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. Her writings and podcasts are available on her website.

Catherine shares her delight in finding the heart of a story.

 

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Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
You will receive a registration confirmation via email. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a snail-mail confirmation.

Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details, and note our current COVID-19 protocols on our Planning Your Workshop Experience page.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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