Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Picture This! A Poetry Workshop @ Bernardsville Library

Take some time to look through your memories. Is there a photo that sparks a special family event or a meaningful time in your life? Is there an artwork that pulls on your heart? Then join Morristown poet Gail Fishman Gerwin for a poetry workshop--an adventure of narration--at Bernardsville Public Library on Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00 am. She will read poems based on photographs and lead a discussion of the narrative process. Afterward, she will provide prompts that will allow you to explore your poet within. Be sure to bring a favorite photo or two--or more. No photos to bring? Bring the photo in your mind. If time allows, well step into the world of ekphrastic poetry. Pen, paper, memory, imaginationlets write!

Ms. Gerwin, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, received her AB from Goucher College and thirty years later, her MA from NYUs Gallatin School.A former educator, in 1984 she founded inedit, a freelance writing/editing firm based in Morristown.She is author of Bellas Family, a two-act play about a Jewish immigrant family in the early 20th century; Dropping Names, a one-act play; and Women in Motion, a monologue collection. Her poems, book reviews, fiction, essays, and journalistic features appear in literary journals, anthologies, newspapers, and magazines, and her plays have enjoyed staged readings at varied venues. She currently is completing her second poetry collection.

Ms. Gerwin’'s memoir "Sugar and Sand" earned finalist designation for the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize, and she earned five consecutive Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award honorable mentions. She presents readings and workshops at varied venues and is associate poetry editor of Tiferet, a journal of spiritual literature. She and her husband live in Morristown and are parents of two daughters and grandparents of three boys and a girl.

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested.Register online at and follow the link from Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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