News Gcs Jack Dubose To Present At Mountain Maryland Writers Institute - Garrett College

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June 12, 2018

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GC's Jack DuBose to present at Mountain Maryland Writers' Institute

The 2018 Mountain Maryland Writers' Institute is slated for July 26 – 29, 2018 with workshops focusing on poetry, fiction/nonfiction, nature journaling, historical research, topic selection, storytelling, and publication. Workshop sessions will be held at various locations throughout the county, including nearby Grantsville and Friendsville.

'Poetic Landscape' will be presented by Jack DuBose on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Swallow Falls State Park. This workshop is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. and is first on Friday's schedule of events.

This session will explore the creative processes of writing poetry in the natural surroundings offered by Swallow Falls State Park, allowing time for workshop participants to explore and create poetry inspired by the setting.

Workshop topics and ideas included in the poetry session include the following: sources of inspiration, poets as readers, what makes a good poem, reading poetry aloud, playing with order, word choice, knowing when a poem is finished, why write poetry?, and is publishing in the picture for you?.

DuBose is a poet and professor who teaches English at Garrett College. His poems have been published in a handful of journals including Grease and Tears, Ginseng, and Keastrel.

Following DuBose's workshop, additional writing workshops are on the schedule for Friday, July 27th, including: 'Dreamscape Poetry' presented by Rose Gordy, followed by 'Nature Writing' and 'Today's Present from Nature', presented by Cheryl Womack-Whye.

A Meet & Greet Reception is planned for all participants on July 26th at 7:30 p.m. in the Garrett College Art Gallery. Transportation to and from all venues are provided by Garrett College.

Limited workshop registration spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration closes on July 20, 2018. More information on the Mountain Maryland Writers' Institute, including the Friday, Saturday and Sunday schedule and presenters' biographies, can be found online at or by calling 301-387-3333.