Poetry Drop-In w/ Donald Nitchie and Emma Young

Poetry Drop-In Workshops

Join us at the West Tisbury Library for “Poetry Drop-In” led by Island poet, Donald Nitchie! These free workshops will be held on two dates in July and two dates in August, and each workshop will be co-facilitated by a special guest poet. Participants will read and discuss two or more poems from classic and contemporary poets, and then use those poems as models for in-class writing exercises. As the poet William Matthews once said, “Artists have their life drawing classes—why can’t writers have a similar kind of thing?” These workshops are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Workshop Schedule:

  • Thursday, July 5th from 4-5:30pm – Co-facilitated by Spencer Thurlow, West Tisbury poet laureate.
  • Thursday, July 12 from 4-5:30pm – Co-facilitated by Emma Young, former West Tisbury poet laureate.
  • Tuesday, August 21 from 4-5:30pm – Co-facilitator TBA
  • Tuesday, August 28 from 4-5:30pm – Co-facilitator TBA

Donald Nitchie is a poet from Chilmark whose poetry collection “Driving Lessons” was published by Pudding House in 2008.