Sundress Academy for the Arts Presents February Poetry Xfit

Sundress Academy for the Arts Presents February Poetry Xfit

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to present Poetry Xfit hosted by Sarah Harshbarger. This generative workshop event will take place on Sunday, February 19 from 2 to 4 pm EST via Zoom. Join us at the link 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!

Sarah Harshbarger is a PhD student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she currently serves as Fiction Editor of Grist. Her work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Passages North, The Sewanee Review, and elsewhere.

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 February is the Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighborhood. AKIN (Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors) is a network of people in the Knoxville area who work to encourage dialogue about issues related to immigrants and refugees; to build better understanding among immigrants, refugees and members of local receiving communities; to support and learn from immigrant and refugee communities as they engage in civic and political life; to promote more just and reasonable policies toward immigration and asylum; and to foster a welcoming atmosphere in which all people are treated with dignity and respect and recognized for their positive contributions to the community. Find out more about the work AKIN does here!

This event is brought to you in part by a grant provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission. Find out about the important work they do here


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