Space available in Wordslingers’ workshops for poets, teens |

Space available in Wordslingers’ workshops for poets, teens

Although Anne Lamott’s night talk at Literature Alive!’s Wordslingers Festival and Louis B. Jones’ “Writing Fiction” workshop sold out last week, the ninth annual festival has openings for Saturday’s two other workshops led by local writers.

Spaces are open for Molly Fisk and Maxima Kahn’s “Poetry from the Ground Up” workshop and Grace Totherow’s “Speak Your Truth” workshop for teens, both from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

Jones is the author of three novels designated New York Times Notable Books: “Ordinary Money,” “Particles and Luck” and “California’s Over.”

Fisk wrote “Listening to Winter,” “Terrain” and “Salt Water Poems.” Kahn is a graphic designer and writes and edits poetry, fiction, essays and screenplays.

Totherow is a California Poet in the Schools’ member and facilitates the Inkwell writing workshops co-sponsored by Literature Alive! at Nevada Union High School.

The “Poetry from the Ground Up” workshop is $20; the “Speak Your Truth” workshop is $10.

Lamott’s novels include “Hard Laughter,” “Rosie,” “Joe Jones,” “All New People,” “Crooked Little Heart” and “Blue Shoe.” Her nonfiction books are “Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year,” “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life” and “Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith.”

The Foundry is at 325 Spring St. in Nevada City.

Call 272-5812 for general information or 273-3566 for workshop information.

– Carol Feineman

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