June 19, 2018
Rose Gordy to present 'Dreamscape Poetry' at 2018 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.
'Dreamscape Poetry' is scheduled for Friday, July 27th from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Swallow Falls State Park. In her workshop, the following topics and ideas will be covered by Gordy: an explanation of Waking Dreams as a lead into sharing The Key Waking Dream of My Life; a recounting of The Waking Dream of my Real Birth at 29 at a key historic town in Southern Indiana and the events of the day afterwards, and a sharing of how this dream has significantly changed her (Gordy) life in the decades since then.
Additionally, Gordy plans to ask participants in the workshop session to share their Waking Dreams and the subsequent effects on their lives. She will provide an overview on dream workshops, dream journals and waking and sleeping dream awareness; if time permits, Gordy will share several poems from her latest book Dream Poetry of Flow.
Gordy is an inveterate writer and dream workshop facilitator. Her books include two collections of short stories, two novels with a third in progress, a collection of poetry, and her most recent, The Green That Never Died, an autobiography of the nearly 13 years she lived as a nun in Pa. This book is now in the archives of Notre Dame University where she received her MA degrees in English and French.
Additional writing workshops are on the schedule for Friday, July 27th, including: 'Poetic Landscape' presented by Jack DuBose, '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 https://www.garrettcollege.edu/writers-workshop or by calling 301-387-3333.