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Seriously, bring the kids (under 10) to this reading and writing workshop for poets, fiction writers, and essayists. We’ll read and discuss some short works by writers who wrote notable works while they had young children such as Grace Paley, Shirley Jackson, Rachel Zucker, Robert Frost, J. Robert Lennon, and others. Taking our cues from these writers, we will write a few new poems/stories/essays and share and discuss them, building toward new revisions and exploring avenues for publication. We’ll have activities and assistance to occupy the children while we work.
Ed Skoog is the author of two books of poems, Rough Day and Mister Skylight, both published by Copper Canyon Press. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. He has been writer-in-residence at the Hugo House and George Washington University and a visiting professor at the University of Montana.