Thank you to everyone at the Riverside Arts Gallery in Ypsilanti, Michigan and the Ann Arbor Women Artists for a wonderful evening of art, jazz and poetry on Friday.
Surrounded by wonderful visual art, the evening began with Bill Clark’s quintet playing jazz, followed by readings: Hillary Dorwart, Andrea Jones-Rooy and me.
I’ve been workshopping poems with Hillary, Andrea and other local writers during my time in Ann Arbor. Knowing that there were deadlines, challenging and supportive readers and like-minded friends nearby has been a wonderful gift.
The next time they read, listen for Hillary’s examination of gender in her poems and Andrea’s musings on how things change with time in her short prose (should we call them prose poems?) pieces.
Thank you to everyone who participated and attended on Friday night! We appreciate your support.
I highly recommend joining a workshop or forming one with like-minded folks. Here are some tips on how to create your own.