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Acclaimed Poet Todd Davis to Lead Workshop, Give Reading

Poet and environmental scientist Todd Davis makes his first visit to Door County as a writer-in-residence at Write On, Door County. Davis will lead the workshop “Putting Sacred Spaces in Poems” on Oct. 10, 1-4 pm, at the Door County Government Center, Sturgeon Bay. Davis will also read from his work along with local poets David Clowers, June Nirschl, and Judy Roy, on Oct. 10, 7 pm, at the Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay. A light reception will follow the reading and the poets will sign copies of their books, which will be available for sale.

About his writing workshop, Davis said, “We all come from some place, and those places mold our very lives— from our daily routines to our notions of the sacred to our relationships with other people and with the world that sustains us. In this workshop, we will focus on how place—and what Zen Buddhists refer to as the world of ten thousand things or what Christians might call the incarnation as seen through creation—not only serve as a shaping forces in the content of a poem but also as formal influences in the structuring of that poem.” The workshop is open to anyone regardless of previous writing experience. Tuition for the three-hour workshop is $45; some scholarships are available. To register, call 920.868.1457 or visit writeondoorcounty.org.

Davis is the author of five full-length collections of poetry as well as of a limited edition chapbook. He is a fellow in the Black Earth Institute and teaches environmental studies, creative writing, and American literature at Pennsylvania State University’s Altoona College.

For more information visit writeondoorcounty.org.

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