Rhythmic word lovers can express themselves – or just listen as others do – while celebrating a passion for poetry next weekend.
The fifth annual Modesto Poetry Festival will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, sponsored by the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center.
The daylong festival at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church features opportunities to write poetry, share information, participate in workshops and listen to guest poet and author Susan Wooldridge, who will lead participants in writing activities and talk about creating new work, according to MoSt member and former Modesto poet laureate Gillian Wegener.
“Susan will be talking about journal writing and her own writing process, delve into cross-genre writing (the blend of poetry, proses, fiction and nonfiction writings),” Wegener said in an email interview. “Participants will go deeply into imagery and word play using a variety of resources to unlock new ideas and creativity. There will be an emphasis on play, joy and creativity.”