“Spring Stirrings” Poetry Workshop

Poet Maxine Susman will conduct the Writing Workshop
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:30 pm

The change in seasons and the coming spring will be the inspiration for this writing workshop led by poet and teacher Maxine Susman. What do these spring stirrings mean to us personally and in the world around us? Drawing upon sample poems and stimulating warm-up prompts, we will discuss poem ideas and then write an original poem to share with the group, for a friendly, supportive evening of poetry. All are welcome, from beginners to advanced. Maxine Susman writes about nature, art, history, and shifting states of body and mind. She has published six poetry collections, most recently Provincelands (2016), and her poems appear widely in New Jersey and national poetry journals. A former Professor of English at Caldwell University, she teaches poetry writing and short story classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Rutgers University, where she earned the Distinguished Teaching Award. She gives readings with the Cool Women Poets.