The Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to present Poetry Xfit led by Kathryn Davis on April 24, 2022, from 2-4 PM. This event will be held over Zoom. Participants can access the event at tiny.utk.edu/sundress (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.
While there is no fee for this workshop, those who are able and appreciative can make direct donations here.
Kathryn Davis is an emerging writer from the palm of Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Grand Valley State, where she served as editor-in-chief of the university’s literary journal, Fishladder. She’s earned several awards and publications for short fiction, including in journals such as Potomac Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere. She works as Staff Director with Sundress Academy for the Arts, and is also at work on a contemporary Young Adult novel, with which she participated in the 2022 installment of the Tin House YA Workshop.
The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is a writers residency and arts collective that hosts workshops, retreats, and residencies for writers in all genres including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, journalism, academic writing, playwriting, and more.