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Pat Conroy Literary Center – Beaufort, SC

Playing with Our Senses: Poetry of the Body
Writing Workshop with Emily Davis-Fletcher

In this three-part poetry workshop, we will use writing prompts and activities that foster playfulness and wonder to create poems with a close, personal texture that connect to universal questions and themes. Be prepared to touch, taste, hear, smell and see things before you write as we enter the magic house of the body. As poet Stanley Kunitz writes, “Our most sublime thoughts have their feet planted in the clay; our best songs are body-songs.”

This workshop will be held as an online video conference call through Zoom. Details for joining the video call will be provided to all participating writers after registering. Course materials will be provided as email attachments before the first of the three sessions.

Tuesdays, June 9, 16, and 23; 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom
$100 per participant, includes all sessions.


This workshop is limited to 12 participants. Two scholarships are available based on financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please email a brief statement (200 words max.) explaining your financial need to by May 31

Website: Facebook Event Page

About our instructor:

Emily Davis-Fletcher earned her BFA in creative writing from Stephens College and her MA in womens studies from the National University of Ireland Galway. Her poetry has been published in Southword, Crannóg Magazine, the Irish Examiner, and The High Window, among other journals. She has taught creativity and poetry workshops at the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the Pat Conroy Literary Center. In 2018, Emily was selected to read at the Cork International Poetry Festival Introductions Reading; and, most recently, her poem ‘Sow Calling‘ was a finalist in the Sublingua Prize for Poetry 2019.

This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.
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