November 13th · Saturday · 9:30AM – 10:45AM (EDT)
David Hassler directs the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University. In 2009, he co-founded Traveling Stanzas, a community arts project which creates illustrations in response to poems generated from community workshops in schools, healthcare facilities, libraries, senior centers, and veterans’ organizations. David Hassler will lead a writing workshop inspired by Ellen Bass’s poem, “Ode to the Fish.” As a poetic form, “odes” are praise poems that celebrate a person, place, or thing. Hassler will lead a discussion of Bass’s poem and generative writing exercises to help participants create their own praise poems to the ocean that can then be placed on the Here on Earth map.