Lori Howe Offers Poetry Workshop

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Join the Jackson Hole Writers for a free poetry workshop

Lori Howe, editor in chief of the ezine Clerestory Poetry Journal, will be doing a writing workshop on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in the conference room at the Center for the Arts from 9 a.m. to noon. Email connie@blackhen.com to sign up. Preregistration is suggested as the space is limited.

All levels of writers are welcome and the workshop will have a holiday/holy day theme.

Lori’s latest book is Cloudshade: Poems of the High Plains, due out on November 18, 2015 (Sastrugi Press). Forthcoming is: Voices at Twilight: A Poet’s Guide to Wyoming Ghost Towns, due out in May, 2016 (Elm Books).

Lori has a varied history, both on the ground and in the academic world. We are impressed. She is doctoral candidate in Literacy Studies at the University of Wyoming, from which she also holds an MFA in creative writing. Her scholarly work on creative approaches to improved writing and critical thinking skills for struggling, early-college writers has been accepted by journals such as Qualitative Inquiry and the Journal of Lifelong Learning. She teaches creative writing workshops with the Latina Project and is a member of the leadership team of the Wyoming Writing Project.  Poems from Cloudshade have been nominated for a Pushcart award, and the collection itself nominated for several first-book awards. It is available for pre-order via the Sastrugi Press web page, and readers who desire a personally inscribed copy can place a special order through the website.

The Writers will host a formal or informal reading for Lori and Clerestory poets on Friday, Dec. 4. The place has yet to be determined. We around the region and writers who attended the conference appreciated her publication of work by 2015 conference attendees, as well as the Open Window Review print edition of participants’ work in 2013. Kudos to Lori for her promotion of writing about the West.

Lori will be on tour around Wyoming through the winter months, doing readings and signings in bookstores and libraries.  This begins with a reading, fireside chat, and signing at Legends Bookstore in Cody, from 1:30-3pm on November 15. Additional dates and locations tba on the Sastrugi Press website Sastrugipress.com and at lorihoweauthor.com. Her current writing projects include a third collection of poetry, Benedictine Road, as well as a guide to teaching meaningful writing practice, Stories from Earth: Millennials, Literature, and Teaching Writing that Matters, with co-author Dr. Leslie Rush, and the novel Heaven of Olives, set in NYC, Andalusia, and Ethiopia. She lives in Laramie, Wyoming.