Planetary Elegies: A Poetry Workshop with KP Kaszubowski

September 14, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

planetary elegies 8.10.2024

Fee: $94/$78 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

In this workshop, we will read and write elegies – the poetic form for reflection and lamentation of the dead and the dying. These elegies will often focus on our planet and will just as often celebrate and grieve our brief lives on our planet. Part climate grief circle, part creative development, this workshop is a container to feel deeply and to find language for what might be difficult to express.

Our workshop will begin in Artist-in-Residence Jenna Knapp’s labyrinth. We begin with gentle movement through the path of the labyrinth made in the prairie on Lynden Sculpture Garden’s property. Then, the participants will be welcomed into the second floor art studio for the remaining time.

Workshop guide KP Kaszubowski will lead participants in welcoming, playful, and contemplative writing prompts. Participants will be encouraged to share what they write and affirming feedback and discussion will be woven throughout.

About KP Kaszubowski
KP Kaszubowski (she/her) is a poet and filmmaker. Her debut poetry collection “somnieeee” was published in 2019 by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, and her debut feature film “Ringolevio” premiered in 2020 at Dances With Films in Los Angeles. As narrative designer and producer, her first feature length documentary “My First and Last Film” (director: Tracey Thomas) premiered in 2019. Her previous poetry has been published (as Kristin Peterson) by pitymilk press, Great Lakes Review, dancing girl press, Juked, Flag + Void, ICHNOS, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing through Eastern Washington University in 2023. KP Kaszubowski is also a practicing archetypal and ancient astrologer. In her practice, she seeks the patterns in her clients’ charts for affirming and life-enriching pathways. She lives close enough to the Lake to pretend she can hear it. When she lived in Spokane, she could hear Lake Michigan there too.

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