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Poetry Workshop: Getting Unstuck

November 19, 2022 @ EST 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Writer’s Block: Is there such a thing? William Stafford’s solution: Ignore “high standards” and “get into action.” Exercising our writing muscles every day can help prepare us for when the big poem needs to be born. In this workshop we’ll explore this and other ways to move through fear and the doldrums. Criticism—especially from the worst critic of all, one’s self—will be banished in a kind but firm manner. We’ll spend a little time discussing ways to get unstuck, produce a short piece of writing, and go home with some strategies for getting unstuck again.

David Ruekberg is a poet, retired teacher, and climate activist in Rochester, NY. He has been a member of Writers & Books since 1993 both as a student and as a teacher of teens and adults. His poetry has appeared in Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Lake Effect, North American Review, and elsewhere. His books include Where Is the River Called Pishon? (Kelsay Books, 2018) and Hour of the Green Light (FutureCycle Press, 2021). https://poetry.ruekberg.com.

This is an in-person event held at Writers & Books, 740 University Ave Rochester, NY

Masks are required for on-site attendance.

Members $30 | General Public $40 | Scholarships available (Members: please remember to login to your account before ordering your ticket)


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November 19, 2022
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Writers & Books
(585) 473-2590
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Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
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