Mon, Mar 29 | Bloedel Reserve

Creative Resident

Welcome to Our Creative Residents We are thrilled to be able to welcome our newest class of Creative Residents to Bloedel Reserve. You will recognize some names as artists whose 2020 residencies were cut short by COVID closures and restrictions. Others are new to the Creative Residency program.

Time & Location

Mar 29, 10:00 AM – Apr 19, 2:00 PM
Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, WA

About the Event

Registration will close on Thursday, April 8th at 10:00 AM. 

**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**

Today you are a tree. No. Wait. You are the first woman to give birth on this island.  You are Prentice Bloedel.  You are the bridge, the butterfly, the fern that touches, for only a moment, the hand of a woman who carries a pink umbrella. You are that woman or the man she was. You are thirteen or forty or ninety-five. You are me. And you are going to find yourself through my voice.

In this generative class, Bloedel Creative Resident CMarie Furhman will introduce students to several different persona poems and personas taken on by artists.  Students will talk in depth about the persona we create for ourselves as writers and the expectation given that persona.  Students will be asked to take on one of several different beings, human and otherwise. They will quickly research this being and create a first draft of their temporary selves and perhaps find that time spent in the lives of others will help them speak with more confidence and better understanding of themselves and with the voice that is truly their own.

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
    Finding Your Voice Through Theirs: The Persona Poem (Online)

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