The former Poet Laureate of Kansas, Denise Low Weso, and her memoirist husband, Thomas Pecore Weso, will be writers-in-residence at Write On, Door County, Oct. 13-18. While here, they will both present two public events. Thomas Pecore Weso will read from and discuss his newly published memoir, Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir on Oct. 14, 7 pm, at Old Calvary Church in Egg Harbor. The reading is free and open to the public. Denise Low Weso will offer “The Line-Dance of Poetry: A Writing Workshop” on Oct. 15, 1-4 pm, at Write On. Tuition for the workshop is $45.
“The Line-Dance of Poetry” takes its title from Paul Verlaine’s quote that “Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.” Denise Low Weso’s workshop will look at the poetic line as the measure of both lyric and narrative poetry. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of three short or one long poem to share for critique.
About her approach to teaching beginning and more seasoned writers, Low Weso said, “I try to meet each writer where s/he is, rather than imposing an authoritative structure. I want to share what will help others learn about this wonderful human activity of writing. I really feel it is an experience of the spirit to write.”
For more information or to register for the workshop, visit writeondoorcounty.org or call 920.868.1457.