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Welcome to the schedule of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, happening May 1-3 in the beautiful and historic town of Salem! 

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Sunday, May 3 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Found Narratives: Poetry from Art Pairings FULL

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Artworks speak to poets--but do these works speak to each other as well? How does the proximity of one work to another inspire new ideas and connections that one piece alone does not? In this workshop, we will explore unusual pairings in current exhibitions at the Peabody Essex Museum and discuss the ways curators, like poets, use juxtaposition to evoke surprise and curiosity. We will also practice close-looking strategies which then inform our poetry writing practice. Writers and art-lovers of all levels of experience welcome: just bring your eyes and your imagination, (and possibly your favorite writing implement), we'll provide the rest!

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Meg Winikates

Membership & Advocacy Manager, New England Museum Association
Margaret Winikates is a writer and museum professional from Boston, MA. She writes poetry and fiction as well as Brain Popcorn, a blog on interdisciplinary education. Five years working at the Peabody Essex Museum reinforced the ways nature and art inspire her writing, and she's thrilled to be leading programming at the Poetry Fest for the fifth year running. She has poems published on Window Cat Press, and short fiction on PEM's Connected and... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
PEM Studio 1

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Waitlist (9)