Writing Workshop with Meg Day: Stay Home and Get Gone

Join us on Saturday, October 31st, for a workshop with featured reader Meg Day:

Stay Home & Get Gone

Movement is a poet’s dialect: we pace the room of each stanza, we shuttle our readers across & down the page, & we reach inside them & rearrange the furniture. Even our metaphors have a vehicle to transport the tenor to & from. Isn’t revision, too, a kind of effort to get somewhere?

But things are different now. In this workshop, we’ll take on new conceptions of movement—through space & time, through memory & misremembering—as a way to flex our restricted worlds outward a little. Come prepared to mythmake, archive, & trace new topographies through your own genealogy of homes.


Space is limited to 20 participants.

The workshop will take place virtually via Zoom with Otter Live Captions. An ASL interpreter will be present. Access copies of workshop materials will be made available via Google Docs.

Register for the virtual workshop by clicking on the "Registration" button on the Eventbrite page, donating any amount you can, and entering the required fields. You will receive an email with the Zoom information.

Suggested donation of $5.

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Deaf, genderqueer poet Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street 2014), winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award, and a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and the co-editor of Laura Hershey: On the Life & Work of an American Master (Pleiades 2019). The 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship and a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, Day’s work can be found in, or forthcoming from, Best American Poetry 2020The New York TimesAGNIBeloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Day is Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College. Read more at www.megday.com.