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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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Friday, May 1 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Writing From Memory: Workshop with Tara Skurtu *Student Track* FULL

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Personal memory is a trust fund of images, stories, and senses. And, in a way, it functions very much like a poem—its logic isn't chronological, it makes connections between seemingly unrelated moments, and it's always in a state of movement. In this workshop, we'll use prompts that allow us to travel into our memories and write unpredictable, spontaneous, and surprising poetry.

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Tara Skurtu

Poet, Teacher, Translator, Boston University Prison Education Program
Tara Skurtu, originally from South Florida, is a poet and translator living in Boston. She is the recipient of a 2015-16 Fulbright, a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, and two Academy of American Poets prizes. Tara teaches incarcerated college students through Boston University's Prison Education Program. Her recent poems appear or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Poetry Wales, Poetry Review, Plume, Memorious, Salamander, and Poet Lore. Her... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Hawthorne Essex Room

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