The Journey From Theme to Images to Poem


  • Andes Public Library 242 Main Street Andes, NY, 13731 United States

The Journey From Theme to Images to Poem 

with Sharon Ruetenik
April 4 to May 9, 2016 

Writers in the Mountains will present The Journey from Theme to Images to Poem with Sharon Ruetenik, April 4 to May 9, 2016. The class will be held Mondays, 6 to 8 pm, at the Andes Public Library.

This class will embrace the message of the Song Dynasty poet Wei T'ai, "Poetry presents the thing in order to convey the feeling. It should be precise about the thing and reticent about the feeling." We will use a series of umbrella themes that participants may interpret in a way meaningful to them. Emphasis will be on the use of imagery and narrative to express an emotional landscape. Themes will include "Home Sweet Home," "In the Still of the Night," "Animal Planet," "Once Upon A Time," "Into the Woods," and "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Both beginning and advanced writers are encouraged to attend.


Sharon Ruetenik is the author of a poetry chapbook, The Wooden Bowl.She is currently working on a manuscript of sevenlings. Her work has appeared in print and online journals, most recently The Green Door. Ruetenik was awarded a poetry fellowship at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. As a speaker for New York Council for the Humanities, she has lectured on short stories, novellas, and poetry.


To register, visit www.writersinthemountains.org, or email writersinthemountains@gmail.com, or call (607) 326-6135. Class fee is $70, if you register and pay by March 14, and $85 after that.


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