Sundress Academy for the Arts Presents Our August Poetry Xfit

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to present Poetry Xfit hosted by Victoria Mullins. This generative workshop event will take place on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 from 2 to 4 pm EST via Zoom. Join us at the link tiny.utk.edu/sundress with password “safta”.

Poetry Xfit isn’t about throwing tires or heavy ropes, but the idea of confusing our muscles is the same. This generative workshop series will give you prompts, rules, obstructions, and more to write three poems in two hours. Writers will write together for thirty minutes, be invited to share new work, and then given a new set of prompts. The idea isn’t that we are writing perfect final drafts, but instead creating clay that can then be edited and turned into art later. Prose writers are also welcome to attend!

Victoria Mullins is the Staff Director for Sundress Academy for the Arts and is East TN born. She is currently working on her first collection of poetry and is enjoying all the learning and toiling over it. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, mediocre cooking, and over preparing.

While this is a free workshop, donations can be made to the Sundress Academy for the Arts here: https://sundress-publications.square.site/product/donate-to-sundress/107?cs=true

Each month half of our Xfit donations are shared with ourcommunity partner. Our community partner for August is East TN Harm Reduction. East TN Harm Reduction is a mutual aid partner in Knoxville that provides free Harm Reduction supplies as well as community education, such as Narcan training, which helps to save lives. East TN Harm Reduction receives donations on their cashapp and Venmo with the username Easttnharmredux .

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