California Poets in the Schools

Weekend Workshop

California Poets in the Schools

Passing the Gift Forward

Friday, Sep 14, 2012, 12:00 PM –
Sunday, Sep 16, 2012, 12:00 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Camille Dungy
California Poets in the Schools
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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Back by popular demand, our symposium once again will be held at the lovely EarthRise Retreat Center. Camille Dungy features as our Writing Intensive Presenter.

9/14/12  Friday
Writing Intensive Featuring Camille Dungy

Dear Poet, Dear Reader, I’m Writing These Letters to You: How to read and write (and teach) the epistolary poem

Two-time recipient of the Northern California book Award, currently a Professor in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.

Followed by a Reading with Writing Intensive Camille Dungy and Honoree Kathy Evans

Saturday Workshops

Lorca Meets Neruda for Lunch – literally; Susan Terence
The Artful Practice of Scratching – Everything Is a Remix; Michelle Bitting
Poetry + Math = Haiku; Karen Lewis
The Gift (Metaphor and Simile through discussion); Pamela Singer
Experiments Across Disciplines : Poetry in Conversation; Dana Lomax
Gifting Poetry Out Loud to Ho Hum High Schoolers; Claire Blotter
Twelve Bar Blues Poetry; Michael McLaughlin
Rhythm and Metaphor in Action: the Magic Mixture; Alice Pero
Poems of Oneness and Compassion; Jackleen Holton
Last Day on Earth; Dan Zev Levinson
Demystifying the CPITS Program
New CPITS poet/teachers’ workshop; Daryl Chinn

Followed by an open Poet/Teacher Reading and Celebration


Play it Forward: Writing Rengas in a Round; Tree Bernstein
Multidisciplinary Writing Workshop; Fernando Castro

For more information on how to register and pricing please visit our website: or contact Tina Areja-Pasquinzo at

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