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The Practice of Poetry, Vol. I: Vulnerability, A Poet's Gift

  • The Maples 1717 Loves Creek Knoxville, TN, 37924 United States (map)
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We get to our best work by writing what we fear; writing past the darkness into discovery, insight, song, shape, and community.
— Marilyn Kallet

Join us as Marilyn teaches a two-part session on breaking our silences by writing from the heart. This workshop is for all skill levels. Light refreshments and lunch may be provided.

  • Workshop with Lunch: $50.00
  • Workshop without Lunch: $35.00


About Marilyn Kallet

Marilyn Kallet was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and grew up in New York; this tension between North and South is one of the themes in her poetry. Her degrees are from Tufts, the Sorbonne, and Rutgers (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature.) Kallet has published seventeen books, including six volumes of poetry, translations, critical essays, children’s books, pedagogy, and anthologies of women’s literature. In addition to teaching at the University of Tennessee, she teaches a poetry workshop for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts at their site in Auvillar, France. Among other honors, she has won the Tennessee Arts Commission Literary Fellowship in poetry, and was inducted into the East Tennessee Literary Hall of Fame in poetry, 2005; the Knoxville YWCA named her Woman of Achievement in the Arts, 2000; she was awarded an Honorary Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. Kallet has performed her poetry on campuses and in theaters across the United States, in France and in Warsaw and Krakow, as a guest of the U.S. Embassy’s “America Presents” cultural arts program.

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About the Practice of Poetry

The Practice of Poetry is a workshop series presented by The 5th Woman dedicated to the utilization of poetry as a healing, meditative practice.


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Later Event: May 18
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