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Dates: Thu Sep 27, Mon Oct 8, 6:15pm & Wed Oct 10 (6 – 7pm)
$60/$50 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)
Dr. Carr’s Word Forage is a poetry board game designed to introduce players to the magic and joy of language by jolting them into poems they didn’t know they had inside them. The game guides players through three phases of writing a poem: rough draft, workshop, and revision. Inspired by the 1920’s Surrealist parlor game Exquisite Corpse, Dr. Carr’s Word Forage combines elements of unpredictability, chance, unseen intention, and group collaboration. Participants in this three-part workshop will learn how to play Word Forage, write poems inspired byWord Forage, contribute to the ongoing development of the world’s first-ever poetry board game, and leave with creative tools for their own endeavors, whether those involve writing, teaching, imagining, or playing!
Emily Carr “writes murder mysteries that turn into love poems that are sometimes (by her McSweeney’s editors, for example) called divorce poems.” After she got an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, she took a doctorate in ecopoetics at the University of Calgary. These days, she’s the program director of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing at Oregon State University-Cascades.
Her third collection of poetry book, Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them, Or a Sonnet—, is available from McSweeney’s. It inspired a beer of the same name, now available at the Ale Apothecary.
Last year, Emily created Dr. Carr’s Word Forage, a poetry board game designed to celebrate the joy of the art, the playful nature of the poetic mind and the surprise of language gone strange and big and full of unexpected association. This year, she’s poet-in-residence at a local magnet school, Amity Creek, and working with fourth graders to create a children’s version. To book Dr. Carr’s Word Forage for your classroom, fundraiser, artwalk or other event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supplies will be provided by The Studios of Key West.