Local author to lead poetry workshop

From staff reports

On Saturday, August 10 at 10:30 am, Teresa Scollon, poet, essayist, editor, and educator, will lead a poetry workshop in the Munnecke Room at Leland Township Library. “A poem doesn’t setout to tell the entire narrative the way a story does,” said Scollon. “And yet, a poem, by capturing a particular moment, can illuminate a world and draw in the reader in profound ways.” The workshop is free and open to the public. “No matter your level of experience in reading or writing poetry. All are welcome,” Scollon said.

Scollon’s publications include To Embroider the Ground with Prayer (Wayne State University Press, 2012); the chapbook Friday Nights the Whole Town Goes to the Basketball Game (Michigan Writers Cooperative Press, 2009); and poems and essays in journals. Her work is included in Poetry in Michigan/Michigan in Poetry (New Issues Press, 2013) and in Elemental, a 2018 anthology of essays about Michigan from Wayne State University Press. Scollon is a National Endowment for the Arts fellow; and alumna and past Writer-in-Residence at Interlochen Arts Academy. She won the 2018 Moveen Prize in Poetry. A native of Michigan’s Thumb, she is interested in themes of community and story. She teaches the Front Street Writers program for high school students at the Traverse Bay Area Career-Tech Center in Traverse City.

For more information, 231-256-9152 (Library) or LelandLibrary.org.