Our Voices Around the Globe: A Poetry Workshop

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Brian Turner
Week 6: July 14 to July 19
ORIENTATION: July 14, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 15-19, 1-4pm
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

This workshop is part of our Social Justice Week.


Governments often fail to speak to other governments—save through the exercise of power in its various guises. I believe it is crucial that artists create a human connection with those who share the world we inhabit, though their homes and countries may be distant from our own. In this workshop, we will engage in poetic conversations that are global in reach while exploring issues of social and environmental justice that connects us all. You’ll interact with poets from several countries and create work in dialogue with them. We’ll combine a variation on the traditional workshop format with generative processes that fuse the local with the global.


Please email a maximum of 5 pages of poetry to Dawn Walsh at dwalsh@fawc.org by July 5.



Brian Turner is a writer and musician; author of the memoir My Life as a Foreign Country, two poetry collections, Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise, and a debut album with The Interplanetary Acoustic Team. He’s received a Guggenheim, a USA Fellowship, an NEA, the Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship, the Poet’s Prize, and a Lannan Foundation Fellowship. He’s published in National Geographic, the New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, and more. He directs the MFA at Sierra Nevada College.