The next workshop offered in The Write Stuff writing series from Southwest Word Fiesta will be
a poetry workshop presented by former Silver City and Grant County Poet Laureate, Elise Stuart.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 10-11:30 AM MDT, at the Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, NM, 3845 N Swan St, Silver City, NM 88061.
“Poetry is an intimate act. It’s about bringing forth something that’s inside you―whether
it is a memory, a philosophical idea, a deep love for another person or for the world, or
an apprehension of the spiritual. It’s about making something, in language, which can
be transmitted to others―not as information but as irreducible art.” – from The Poet’s
Companion by Laux and Addonzio
This will be a hands-on community workshop. We will explore, discuss, write and share
our work. We will focus on the stories we have within us and how to translate those
stories using metaphor, image and rhythm. Please bring writing materials and your wild
Elise Stuart, Poet Laureate of Grant County from 2014-2017, is the author of a
collection of poems, Another Door Calls, and a memoir, My Mother and I, We Talk Cat.
She facilitates an open poetry group, River Poets, that is still alive and growing, and
hosts the monthly poetry event at Tranquil Buzz Coffeehouse in Silver City. She has led
numerous poetry workshops with youth and supports their voices being heard. She is at
work on a new book of poetry.
The workshop is free and open to the public. RSVPs are not taken, but seating is
plentiful. Masks are optional, and the air is filtered for safety.
Readers can find Elise’s work on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Another-Door-