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Sat, May 20


VALA Art Center

Poetry Workshop & Open Mic Reading

This Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop with past Redmond Poet Laureate Rebecca Meredith is offered in conjunction with VALA Eastside’s current exhibit "Through a Poet's Eye," featuring poems written for Redmond's 2012 Centennial in response to photos from the Redmond Historical Society’s archives.

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Poetry Workshop & Open Mic Reading
Poetry Workshop & Open Mic Reading

Time & Location

May 20, 2023, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

VALA Art Center, 8020 161st Avenue Northeast #104, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

About the Event

Join past Redmond Poet Laureate Rebecca Meredith in a writing workshop based on the 10x10 Project, a series of poems written in response to photographs of historic Redmond. In this workshop we will discuss ekphrastic poetry, work written in response to a work of art. We will use the techniques learned to write our own responses to the photos, and to refine our work.

The workshop will be followed by a reading by the Centennial Poets and an open mic reading of workshop participants. The reading portion may be livestreamed on Facebook.

This workshop is free, but space is limited! Please register to reserve your spot. 

Instructor bio:

Rebecca Meredith is a retired psychotherapist, poet and fiction writer, as well as one of the founders of RASP, Redmond’s long-running literary arts program. In 2011 she was chosen the first poet laureate of Redmond. As part of her work she headed the 10x10 project, along with a group of local poets. Her work has appeared in numerous publications. She is the author of two novels, The Last of the Pascagoulaand Look Up From the Water.


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