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Second Saturday Poetry Workshop looks at place poems

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  • Poet Angela Narciso Torres

      Poet Angela Narciso Torres
    Courtesy of Northwest Cultural Council

Submitted by Northwest Cultural Council

The Northwest Cultural Council announces a Second Saturday Poetry Workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 8, led by Angela Narcisco Torres. Saturday's topic will be "Where Are You? Exploring the Poetry of Place."

Torres' first book of poetry, "Blood Orange," won the Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry and was published by Willow Books/Aquarius Press in September 2013.

A graduate of Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Torres has received fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Ragdale Foundation, and Midwest Writing Center.

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manila, she currently resides in Chicago, where she serves as a senior poetry editor for RHINO.

The workshop will look at various examples of effective place poems. Bring a favorite place poem to share. The session ends with an in-class writing exercise.

Participants are encouraged to bring 15 copies of their own work to share with the group. Workshops take place at the Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine, the second Saturday of each month. All poets and writers are invited to attend the workshop. The cost is $15.

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