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Oct 01 2023


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mill Valley Public Library


Mill Valley Public Library
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Where the Door Opens: Writing Poetry of Place

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st | 3:00-5:00 PM


Host: Emilie Lygren

This series of three generative poetry workshops will focus on writing about place. To spark ideas for poems, we will explore the local environment, make use of scientific observation skills, call on our memories, and consider historical perspectives. We’ll also discuss how writing can connect us to our communities and ourselves. All ages and levels of experience with poetry and writing are welcome!

Additional information:

The workshop will meet in the SmartGarden outside the Library and will take place there and by the creek in Old Mill Park. All necessary writing materials (pencils, pens, and paper) will be available for participants; you may also bring your own journal and pen or pencil if you prefer. Bring a hat and sunscreen on warm days. In case of rain, we'll meet inside the Library in the Conference Room. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions, but may still register and participate if only able to join one or two sessions.

Emilie Lygren is a poet and outdoor educator who has developed dozens of resources focused on nature journaling, outdoor science education, and social-emotional learning through her work with the BEETLES Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Her first collection of poetry, What We Were Born For was the Poetry Foundation's monthly book pick in February 2022.

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