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Saturday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Naugatuck River Review presents a workshop on Narrative Poetry FULL

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Storytelling is the way humans impart their traditions and feelings through the generations. Poets and editors from Naugatuck River Review (a journal of narrative poetry) will present a workshop on writing our stories in compressed narrative, concentrating on the inclusion of a strong emotional core and the elements of story such as plot, setting and lyrical language.

Moderators
avatar for Lori Desrosiers

Lori Desrosiers

Publisher, Naugatuck River Review
Lori Desrosiers is a poet and the publisher of Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry, and WORDPEACE.CO an online journal of social justice. She is the author of two books of poetry, "The Philosopher's Daughter" and "Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak" both from Salmon... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Oonagh Doherty

Oonagh Doherty

Oonagh Doherty was born in Scotland, and grew up in both the United Kingdom and the United States. She is seriously interested in poetry about cultural clashes, connections between people who seem very different, globalization, desire, misunderstanding, love, and loss. She has published... Read More →
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Howie Faerstein

Westfield State University
Howie Faerstein’s full-length book of poetry, Dreaming of the Rain in Brooklyn, a selection of the Silver Concho Poetry Series, was published in 2013 by Press 53. His work can be found in numerous journals, including Great River Review, Nimrod (finalist in the Pablo Neruda Poetry... Read More →
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Em Jollie

Poet. Artist. Lover of the Living Earth. em jollie celebrates all genres of creative expression. In addition to writing poetry she is developing several prose pieces. Many of her hours are dedicated to gardening, crafting, making visual art, and playing traditional wood flutes. She... Read More →
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Ellen LaFleche

Ellen LaFleche has published three chapbooks of poetry: Workers Rites (Providence Athenaeum); Ovarian (Dallas Poets Community Press); and Beatrice (Tiger's Eye Press.) She is a winner of the Philbrick Poetry Prize, the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize, New Millennium Writings Poetry Prize... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charter School Room 1

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