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January Virtual Poetluck - It's about "Time"

The event’s readers are all past writers-in-residence at Dairy Hollow. Readers will include Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Deirdre Fagan, Pamela Skjolsvik, Jane Bernstein, Ann Friedman, John Swainston, and Paige Britt.
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January Virtual Poetluck - It's about "Time"

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Jan 21, 6:30 PM CST
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About the Event

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is proud to present a virtual Poetluck about “Time” on Thursday, January 21, at 6:30 pm CST. Writers have been invited to be creative in their interpretation of the theme. The event’s readers are all past writers-in-residence at Dairy Hollow. Readers will include Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Deirdre Fagan, Pamela Skjolsvik, Jane Bernstein, Ann Friedman, John Swainston, and Paige Britt.

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is Kansas Poet Laureate Emerita, the founder of Transformative Language Arts, and the author of 24 books of poetry, memoir, fiction, and more. She offers coaching, consulting, classes, and other curiosities, including Your Right Livelihood, training sessions with storyteller Laura Packer. Caryn will be reading from her new book, How Time Moves: New and Selected Poems, which includes a new collection about how we move through time and time moves through us along with the best of her poems from her six previous books. Learn more about Caryn at carynmirriamgoldberg.com.

Deirdre Fagan is an associate professor and coordinator of creative writing at Ferris State University. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Find a Place for Me (Regal House Publishing, 2022), a collection of short stories, The Grief Eater(Adelaide Books, 2020), a chapbook of poetry, Have Love (Finishing Line Press 2019), and a reference book, Critical Companion to Robert Frost (Facts on File, 2007). Deirdre will be reading from The Grief Eater, a collection of short stories described as "deeply human tales confronting grief, death, loneliness, and despair." Learn more about Deirdre at deirdrefagan.com.

Pamela Skjolsvik is the author of an award-winning memoir, Death Becomes Us. Pamela explores January's theme of time via an eternally menopausal vampire on a quest to become mortal again. Her writing has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, The Moment, Ten Spurs, Writer's Digest, Witness, and most recently on CNN. Pamela will read from her debut novel, Forever 51, which explores January's theme of time via an eternally menopausal vampire on a quest to become mortal again. Learn more about Pamela at pamelaskjolsvik.com.

Jane Bernstein’s most recent books are The Face Tells the Secret, her fifth book for adults, and Gina from Siberia, her first book for children, co-written with her daughter, Charlotte Glynn. She is a lapsed screenwriter, and an avid essayist, whose recent story, “Still Running,” was chosen for Best American Sports Writing 2018. Jane’s grants and awards include two National Endowment Fellowships in Creative Writing and a Fulbright Fellowship. She is a professor of English and a faculty member of the Creative Writing Program at Carnegie Mellon University. Jane will read a short stand-alone section from her novel, published in 2019, The Face Tells the Secret. Learn more about Jane at janebernstein.net.

Ann Friedman is a museum educator, grant writer, and lecturer. She has published numerous articles on art and artists in a variety of academic journals. Her first novel, An Artist in Her Own Right, was a 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel semi-finalist. She will be reading an excerpt from the novel she worked on as a writer-in-residence at WCDH. Released in 2020, A Fine Tapestry of Murder is set in Paris in the 1670s.

John Swainston recently started writing poetry to cope with feelings of isolation. He learned the craft by taking Zoom classes in writing at Turning Point, a cancer support organization. His poetry has been published in the Journal of Expressive Writing, and he is a Member of the Mystic Poet Society. A recent alumnus of WCDH, John will be reading two poems, one about memories, the other titled “The Mask.”

Paige Britt, MA, is a writer, spiritual director, and meditation teacher. She is the author of the middle-grade fantasy, The Lost Track of Time, and a picture book called Why Am I Me? Paige will be reading a passage from her novel, The Lost Track of Time, where the heroine has been captured by the evil tyrant Chronos and his army of mindless Clockworkers and imprisoned in a dank, gloomy tower where the only way out is to take a daring flight of fancy. Learn more about Page at paigebritt.com.

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow will continue to host Poetluck virtually until it is safe to return to in-person readings.  Readings may be poems, prose, or songs, and writers are invited to share their work for up to ten minutes. A link to the virtual Poetluck and instructions for joining can be found at writerscolony.org/events. Spectators may join a moderated watch party on Facebook Live at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow page: facebook.com/writerscolonyatdairyhollow.

Since opening its doors to writers in 2000, the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has made a lasting impact on the arts and literary communities, providing uninterrupted residency time for writers of all genres, including culinary, composers, and artists, without discrimination. The WCDH has hosted over 1,600 writers from 48 states and 13 countries. To learn more, please visit  or call Michelle Hannon or Chad Gurley at (479) 253-7444.

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