Free writing workshop, Cody

Landscape poet Lori HoweWriting Workshop: All the Water in Wyoming—Poems and Personal Essays is free and open to the public at the Cody Library. Join Wyoming landscape poet Lori A. Howe, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, to write about the meanings of water in Wyoming via poetry or personal essay.

Individual knowledge, memories and thoughts are the ink on the page in this workshop, which features a dedicated issue of the online literary magazine Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West at clerestorypoets.org.

To register call the library at 527-1880 or stop by to sign up. “I can handle 12 writers pretty well. Beyond that number, the quality of the experience/personal attention for each participant starts to erode a bit,” Lori said.

The All the Water in Wyoming workshop is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its ThinkWY Road Scholars Tours program.

The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from private donors and the Wyoming Legislature. For details go to thinkwy.org/road-scholars.

Lori is the author of Cloudshade: Poems of the High Plains and Voices at Twilight: A Poet’s Guide to Wyoming Ghost Towns.  She has taught English and creative writing workshops for the last decade at the University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College (Laramie and Cheyenne campuses).  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish, a Master’s degree in English, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from UW. Lori is a doctoral candidate in Literacy Studies at UW with a focus on critical thinking skills and creativity for struggling writers.

She teaches workshops for the Wyoming Latina project and the Wyoming Writing Project, and has been a guest poet on Wyoming Public Radio. She is editor-in-chief for Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West, which is dedicated to showcasing the work of Wyoming writers.