The Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to present Poetry Xfit hosted by Alexa White. This generative workshop event will take place on Sunday, September 18th, 2022 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!
Alexa White is an aspiring writer, former SAFTA editorial intern, and recent graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she studied Creative Writing and Studio Art. Her poetry and art has been published in the school’s literary and arts journal, Phoenix, and she won the 2022 Bain-Swiggett prize for traditional poetry forms. Along with writing, Alexa enjoys traveling, oil painting, photography, film, and redefining her bedtime every night.
While this is a free event, donations can be made to the Sundress Academy for the Arts here.
Each month we split any Xfit donations with our community partner. This month our community partner for September is Hindman Settlement School, a vibrant beacon for progressive learning, community enrichment, and cultural exploration in the central Appalachian region. In July, they experienced catastrophic flooding in Eastern Kentuky and sustained significant damage to the property and buildings. Find out more about the essential work they do and other ways you can help at their website.
You can donate directly to Hindman Settlement School here.
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