Sundress Academy for the Arts Presents August Poetry Xfit

Sundress Academy for the Arts

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 21st 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 a writer, bookseller, and avid reader from Knoxville, TN and has worked with SAFTA for two years. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, pasta cooking, and vegetable gardening. She is currently at work on her first poetry collection.

While this is a free event, 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 we split any Xfit donations with our community partner. This month our community partner for August is Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi. Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi is one of Tennessee’s oldest and largest private, non-profit health care agencies. For over 75 years, PPTNM has remained committed to providing high-quality, affordable reproductive services and education throughout Tennessee, north Mississippi and part of Arkansas. Their mission is to improve health and well-being by providing high-quality, nonjudgmental sexual health care, honest and accurate sexuality education, and reproductive health and rights advocacy. Find out more about the essential work they do at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-tennessee-and-north-mississippi

To donate to Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi, please check out https://www.weareplannedparenthood.org/onlineactions/cOJVhOyrzkq4uBcxVekXFA2?sourceid=1000065&affiliateID=091550

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