Calendar

Aug
5
Wed
2020
CLASS FULL! In the Poetry Garden: An Online Poetry Workshop
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

CLASS FULL!

Starting Wednesday, July 8 from 11am-1pm, the West Tisbury Library will host “In the Poetry Garden,” a weekly online poetry gathering led by KT Herr. We’ll come together using Zoom for a more-or-less traditionally-structured workshop discussion of each poet’s work, finishing up with a reading by each poet of a finished, favorite poem of their own. This is workshop-style class, geared toward practiced poets with a degree of writing experience. Meets virtually through Zoom on Wednesdays at 12pm (7/8 through 8/26). Join one, some, or all sessions. Each session will be limited to six participants. Free and open to the public!

Contact KT to register by emailing kt.herr@gmail.com, and please submit a single poem via email at least two days in advance of the workshop (sign up and submit a poem by Monday afternoon). KT will email the poems around to each participant, and everyone will have two days to make notes on the poems, keeping in mind the following analogy:

Poems are green, living things. What is the seed from which this poem grew? Where are the moments of blooming, fruiting? What is the structure of the stems supporting these blooms? How might the poet prune and train the foliage toward a more fruitful, more pleasing result? Good writing communities function like a healthy ecosystem; on the basis of exchange. Participants will be expected to give thoughtful feedback as well as receive it.

 

About the teacher:

KT Herr (she/her/hers) is a poet, songwriter, and grilled cheese enthusiast who grew up in Lancaster, PA and West Tisbury, MA. She is a 2020 MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College, where she is a Jane Cooper Fellow and 2019-2020 Thomas Lux Scholar. Previously, she lived in Grand Rapids, MI, where she was board secretary for Write616, poetry editor at The 3288 Review, and host of Electric Poetry on WYCE. While pursuing her graduate degree, KT has served as a Right-to-Write incarcerated writers workshop coordinator, Sunnyside college prep teaching artist, Firefly Podcast co-producer, Lumina Journal reader, member of the SLC Graduate Writing Program Diversity Committee, co-founder of the MFA Community Potluck series, and co-director of the 2020 Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival. The recipient of a 2017 Pushcart nomination and a 2019 Pabst Fellowship from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, KT was also named one of four 2018 Featured Women Poets with Punch Drunk Press. She currently works as a publishing intern for Black Lawrence Press, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Frontier Poetry (OPEN Prize Finalist), Quarter After Eight, SWWIM, Pilgrimage Magazine, and others. 

Online Group Artist Reception – “Picturing the Fair: A Virtual Exhibition”
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Group Artist Reception – “Picturing the Fair: A Virtual Exhibition”
Hosted by the West Tisbury Library

On Wednesday, August 5th from 5-5:45pm, join the West Tisbury Library’s first digital Zoom art reception celebrating the group photography show, “Picturing the Fair: A Virtual Exhibition.” This show presents the photography of Dena Porter, Vincent Chahley, Max Skjöldebrand, Claire Ganz, L.A. Brown, Bob Avakian, Brooke Barletta, Gwen Norton, Alison Shaw, Maria Thibodeau, and Adrianne Ryan, and features the Island’s annual Agricultural Fair as the subject of their collective work. This is the third year running for this group exhibition. Throughout the month of August, this exhibit will be displayed as the “Featured Artist” on the new West Tisbury Library Virtual Gallery: wtlibraryvirtualgallery.org. This reception is free and open to the public.

Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org for the Zoom invitation to join.

Aug
6
Thu
2020
Virtual pastel class for kids aged 7-14
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

New virtual  pastel art class for kids!!! Do you have pastels at home? If you don’t have them or are unable to get them, you can do so with curbside pick up!! We have a few sets to give out. Please email lhearn@clamsent.org to get your set.

 

 

 

Virtual craft class for kids ages 7-14
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Join us for a weekly virtual craft class! Theme changes weekly, email lhearn@clamsnet.org if you need supplies via curbside.

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class – Series 4
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class (series 4)

Starting Thursday, July 30 at 4pm, the West Tisbury Library will host another online Free-Write Poetry Class led by West Tisbury Poet Laureate Spencer Thurlow. In this class, we will do five four-minute free-write sessions. After each session, writers will be encouraged to read their work to the group, but it is not required. A prompt will be given for each free-write so that we all begin with the same line, but of course, after that, writers are free to go in any direction they choose.

Come connect and get creative with us! Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on six Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be limited to five participants. Sign up is required. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Class dates: 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/27, 9/3, and 9/10 (no class on 8/20). Free and open to the public!

Aug
7
Fri
2020
Deep Dive: A Poetry Craft Class
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Deep Dive: A Poetry Craft Class 

Starting Friday, July 10 from 3-4:30pm, the West Tisbury Library will host a weekly online poetry craft class led by KT Herr. In this craft and generative class centered in collaboration, we’ll consider a selection of poems together as a group in order to zoom in on a particular aspect of craft. From line breaks and enjambment, to titling, to extended metaphor, to ekphrasis, each class will begin with a discussion of examples drawn from contemporary poets, followed by prompts and writing time designed to encourage playfulness and discovery related to the craft elements at hand. We’ll close each class with a reading of what we’ve generated during the writing session. Please register by email (kt.herr@gmail.com) twenty-four hours in advance in order to receive class materials.

These classes meet virtually through Zoom on Fridays at 3pm (7/10 through 8/28). Join one, some, or all sessions. Free and open to the public!

About the teacher:

KT Herr (she/her/hers) is a poet, songwriter, and grilled cheese enthusiast who grew up in Lancaster, PA and West Tisbury, MA. She is a 2020 MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College, where she is a Jane Cooper Fellow and 2019-2020 Thomas Lux Scholar. Previously, she lived in Grand Rapids, MI, where she was board secretary for Write616, poetry editor at The 3288 Review, and host of Electric Poetry on WYCE. While pursuing her graduate degree, KT has served as a Right-to-Write incarcerated writers workshop coordinator, Sunnyside college prep teaching artist, Firefly Podcast co-producer, Lumina Journal reader, member of the SLC Graduate Writing Program Diversity Committee, co-founder of the MFA Community Potluck series, and co-director of the 2020 Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival. The recipient of a 2017 Pushcart nomination and a 2019 Pabst Fellowship from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, KT was also named one of four 2018 Featured Women Poets with Punch Drunk Press. She currently works as a publishing intern for Black Lawrence Press, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Frontier Poetry (OPEN Prize Finalist), Quarter After Eight, SWWIM, Pilgrimage Magazine, and others. 

Aug
10
Mon
2020
Online Writers Read
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online Writers Read
Led by Niki Patton

On Monday, August 10 at 7pm, the West Tisbury Library will host its monthly “Writers Read” evening online through Zoom. This event, led by Niki Patton, features community members reading short original prose pieces. Both fiction and nonfiction readings are welcome. Each reader is allotted eight minutes to read. Critique to follow reading is optional. Free and open to the public. Sign up to be a reader or listener at this event by emailing Niki at gaia1muse@gmail.com.

Aug
11
Tue
2020
Virtual Watercolor class for kids ages 7-14
Aug 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Now offering watercolor classes for kids!! Join our fabulous artist Heather as she teaches kids ages 7-14 on how to paint beautiful scenes. Subject changes weekly.

Virtual Watercolor class for teens and adults–NEW TIME!
Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us via Zoom while Heather Capece instructs watercolors for teens and adults. Each week will be a new theme.

 

 

 

Virtual class: Beginner Drawing for adults and teens-full 2nd session added
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This session is FULL.. we have added a second class at 6:30pm beginning July 21.

Please sign up with lhearn@clamsnet.org

 

Virtual class: Beginner Drawing for adults and teens
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The West Tisbury Library has added a new session of Beginner Drawing for adults and teens with Jen Burkin. This Zoom class will teach the basics of drawing with charcoal and ink.

Aug
12
Wed
2020
CLASS FULL! In the Poetry Garden: An Online Poetry Workshop
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

CLASS FULL!

Starting Wednesday, July 8 from 11am-1pm, the West Tisbury Library will host “In the Poetry Garden,” a weekly online poetry gathering led by KT Herr. We’ll come together using Zoom for a more-or-less traditionally-structured workshop discussion of each poet’s work, finishing up with a reading by each poet of a finished, favorite poem of their own. This is workshop-style class, geared toward practiced poets with a degree of writing experience. Meets virtually through Zoom on Wednesdays at 12pm (7/8 through 8/26). Join one, some, or all sessions. Each session will be limited to six participants. Free and open to the public!

Contact KT to register by emailing kt.herr@gmail.com, and please submit a single poem via email at least two days in advance of the workshop (sign up and submit a poem by Monday afternoon). KT will email the poems around to each participant, and everyone will have two days to make notes on the poems, keeping in mind the following analogy:

Poems are green, living things. What is the seed from which this poem grew? Where are the moments of blooming, fruiting? What is the structure of the stems supporting these blooms? How might the poet prune and train the foliage toward a more fruitful, more pleasing result? Good writing communities function like a healthy ecosystem; on the basis of exchange. Participants will be expected to give thoughtful feedback as well as receive it.

 

About the teacher:

KT Herr (she/her/hers) is a poet, songwriter, and grilled cheese enthusiast who grew up in Lancaster, PA and West Tisbury, MA. She is a 2020 MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College, where she is a Jane Cooper Fellow and 2019-2020 Thomas Lux Scholar. Previously, she lived in Grand Rapids, MI, where she was board secretary for Write616, poetry editor at The 3288 Review, and host of Electric Poetry on WYCE. While pursuing her graduate degree, KT has served as a Right-to-Write incarcerated writers workshop coordinator, Sunnyside college prep teaching artist, Firefly Podcast co-producer, Lumina Journal reader, member of the SLC Graduate Writing Program Diversity Committee, co-founder of the MFA Community Potluck series, and co-director of the 2020 Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival. The recipient of a 2017 Pushcart nomination and a 2019 Pabst Fellowship from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, KT was also named one of four 2018 Featured Women Poets with Punch Drunk Press. She currently works as a publishing intern for Black Lawrence Press, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Frontier Poetry (OPEN Prize Finalist), Quarter After Eight, SWWIM, Pilgrimage Magazine, and others. 

Aug
13
Thu
2020
Virtual pastel class for kids aged 7-14
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

New virtual  pastel art class for kids!!! Do you have pastels at home? If you don’t have them or are unable to get them, you can do so with curbside pick up!! We have a few sets to give out. Please email lhearn@clamsent.org to get your set.

 

 

 

Virtual craft class for kids ages 7-14
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Join us for a weekly virtual craft class! Theme changes weekly, email lhearn@clamsnet.org if you need supplies via curbside.

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class – Series 4
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class (series 4)

Starting Thursday, July 30 at 4pm, the West Tisbury Library will host another online Free-Write Poetry Class led by West Tisbury Poet Laureate Spencer Thurlow. In this class, we will do five four-minute free-write sessions. After each session, writers will be encouraged to read their work to the group, but it is not required. A prompt will be given for each free-write so that we all begin with the same line, but of course, after that, writers are free to go in any direction they choose.

Come connect and get creative with us! Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on six Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be limited to five participants. Sign up is required. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Class dates: 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/27, 9/3, and 9/10 (no class on 8/20). Free and open to the public!