Word Magic: A Poetry Workshop

David Oates, Host of Wordland on WUGA FM

 

Athens-Clarke County Library

Multipurpose Room C

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, Georgia

706 613 3650 x343

 

September 3, 10 + 17

3 Saturdays, 2–4 pm

 

In just a few simple words, you can create something that will take a reader to a place from your experience, your memory, or your imagination. Capture moments that made you feel something, from nature or from people. This form has the effect of an artful photograph, except readers will make the picture themselves, and you will be able to include all the other senses as well as sight!

 

While the starting point for this approach is from Japanese poetry tradition, we won’t limit ourselves to traditional subjects or worry about counting syllables too much. David Oates will lead this workshop with examples from his own and others’ work and exercises to help you get into the flow of this.

 

Mr. Oates has 30 years experience teaching writing, has had three books published, and his work has appeared in many magazines He is the host and producer of Wordland on WUGA FM. Oates received his master’s in creative writing from the University of Illinois—Chicago.

This class is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited! Call 706 613 3650 x343 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.


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Nat Turner Rebellion poster

Athens-Clarke County Library

Appleton Auditorium

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, Georgia

706 613 3650 x343

 

Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 pm

 

Athens educator, writer, and community activist Montu Miller will host a special program, Birth of a Nation, commemorating the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831, and the new film opening later this year.

Nat Turner was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831, that resulted in the deaths of 55 to 65 white people. In retaliation, enraged white militias and mobs killed more than 200 black people in the course of putting down the rebellion. The rebellion and its aftermath fueled the abolitionist movement. Fox Searchlight will release The Birth of a Nation on October 7, 2016.

Montu Miller is the Ambassador of the Athens HipHop Community, co-founder/chief administrator for DMZ Family and ATHfactor Entertainment Group and a dedicated special education paraprofessional (Clarke Central High School). During the 2004 Keep Right Album tour, he traveled the country as an archivist/videographer for musicians KRS-ONE and Ishues.

The event is Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning in cooperation with the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services of the American Library Association, The United Nations Remember Slavery Program and is free and open to the public. For more information, call (706) 613-3650 x343.