Sat, May 20|
Spring 2023 Workshop & Awards
Join us for two generative workshops: Lyric Witness: Writing Atrocity at a Distance with Julia Dasbach and Anthropological Poetry: Finding Value In Culture with Tania De’Shawn. Workshops will be followed by a Poetry In Nature walk and our spring awards.
Time & Location
May 20, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM CDT
About the Event
ASPS Spring Meeting
**WE HAVE MOVED THIS EVENT ONLINE DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION.***
Virtual Attendance: This meeting will be on Zoom. The cost for virtual attendance will be $15 for members and $10 for non-members. There is also an option to attend the business meeting & awards only for free; workshops are not included in this option.
9:30 – 10:30AM: Workshop with Julia Dasbach
Lyric Witness: Writing Atrocity at a Distance, a workshop on how to ethically reflect on and respond to traumas from which we are separated, whether by geographic or temporal distance.
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach came to the United States as a Jewish refugee in 1993, from Dnipro, Ukraine, and grew up in the DC metro area suburb of Rockville, Maryland. She spent three years in Eugene, earning an MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon. She earned a Ph.D in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Pennsylvania for her dissertation, Lyric Witness: Intergenerational (Re)collection of the Holocaust in Contemporary American Poetry, which pays particular attention to the underrepresented atrocity in the former Soviet territories. She is the founder and host of Words Together, Worlds Apart, a virtual poetry reading series born out of pandemic but meant to outlast it.
10:45 – 11:45 Workshop with Tania De’Shawn
Anthropological Poetry: Finding Value In Culture
Your writing will out live you. What do you want people to know about the world you inhabited? In this generative writing workshop, we will take a magnifying glass to our culture and use our findings to create poems that explore our humanity. From the use of clothespins to unspoken
cultural norms no discovery is too small to mention.
11:45-12:30 PM: Break for lunch
12:30 PM-??: Awards presentation and reading of winning poems from our spring contest.
Workshop with Julia DasbachTheater
Anthropological Poetry: Finding Value In Culture with Tania De’ShawnTheater
In-person - MEMBER
ASPS member attending in-person. Includes Friday night and the full day of Saturday events (workshops, lunch, and awards)
In-person - NON-MEMBER
Non-member attending in-person. Includes Friday night and the full day of Saturday events (workshops, lunch, and awards).
Online Workshops - MEMBER
ASPS member attending online. Includes the full day of Saturday events (workshops and awards).
Online Workshops - NON-MEMBER
Non-member attending online. Includes the full day of Saturday events (workshops and awards).
Online Awards ONLY
This is for the awards presentations only. Workshops are not included.