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Artist-In-Residence Workshop with Poet Lauren Carlson
July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Life By Water: on Mindfulness and Poetic Form
with Lauren K. Carlson and Great Lakes Poet Lorine Niedecker
Lauren K. Carlson will present an interactive poetry workshop for the public on mindfulness, poetic form and observing the natural world. Using regional poet Lorine Niedecker’s work as an example, participants will 1) receive a presentation on haiku, mindfulness, and objectivist poetry with relation to nature and place 2) take an observation walk (“gingko walk” in the Japanese Tradition) and return to 3) compose poems with notes taken while observing, before 4) sharing poems with other attendees and reflecting on the newly created works.
This is a free workshop located in the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center.