Judith Roche Poetry

Events

 

Workshop, "Poetics of Place: A River Runs Through Us." in Omak, Washington, April 26. Reading on April 25. 

Press Release: Poet Judith Roche at Wenatchee Valley College

 

Reading on Monday, April 25th, followed by an open mike for students.

 

Classroom visit: Tuesday April 26th, in Peter Donahue’s Creative Writing class. She will read some poems and talk about poetry and the writing life.

 

Community Writing Workshop: Tuesday night, April 26th. Judith will conduct a workshop for community, “The Poetics of Place, A River Runs Through Us.”

 

Program Description:

While many appreciate the beauty of a good poem, few of us are able to grasp the difficult process of writing poetry. In this hands-on poetry-writing workshop, award-winning published poet Judith Roche will offer her extensive experiences reading, writing and teaching poetry. Participants will learn to express the “feel” of their natural surroundings – whether they are the lush farms of the Palouse or the evergreen forests of the Olympic Peninsula – and learn the building blocks for successful poetry writing. Judith will help build skills to use memories, experiences and sense of place as a basis for writing poems

Judith Roche Bio

Judith Roche is the author of three poetry collections, most recently, Wisdom of the Body, an American Book Award winner, and nominated for a Pushcart. She has published widely in journals and magazines, and has poems installed on several Seattle area public art projects. She has written extensively about our Northwest native salmon and edited First Fish, First People, Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim (also an American Book Award winner), and has salmon poems installed at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle. As Literary Arts Director for One Reel she produced the Bumbershoot Bookfair and Literary Program for over 20 years. She was Distinguished Northwest Writer-in-Residence at Seattle University in 2007, taught at Cornish College of the Arts in 2009 and currently teaches at Richard Hugo House Literary Center and around the state for the Washington State Humanities Commission’s Inquiring Mind series and other poetry gatherings.  She is a Fellow in the Black Earth Institute, exploring the links between nature, spirit and social justice.

 

Reading April 20th, 2011, at Hugo House, 7:00PM

 

Reading at Elliott Bay Books April 18th, 7:00PM, along with Sharon Cumberland and Brian Whittenham.  

 

November 21 – Judith Roche – 7P Reading in the Doe Bay Cafe, Orcas Island, plus Open Mic. Emcee Maryna Ajaja.

Nov 21 Workshop: The Poetics of Place: A River Runs Through Us

1-4PM. Suggested Donation for workshop.

Judith Roche is the author of three poetry collections, most recently, Wisdom of the Body, an American Book Award winner, has published widely in various journals and magazines, and has poems installed on several Seattle area public art projects. She has written extensively about our Northwest native salmon and edited First Fish, First People, Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim (also and American Book Award winner). As Literary Arts Director for One Reel she produced the Bumbershoot Bookfair and Literary Program for over twenty years. She was Distinguished Northwest Writer-in-Residence at Seattle University in 2007, taught at Cornish College of the Arts in 2009 and currently teaches at Hugo House Literary Center.

Judith Roche Workshop – The Poetics of Place: A River Runs Through Us

“Wendell Berry says, “If you don’t know where you are you don’t know who you are.” Not sure how entirely true this is in an existential way, but it has some truth to it. We are rooted in place– and in displacement– even if we are just passing through. But how to get to the life of a place, beyond the static and expected observations? Through readings- Snyder, Berry, Oliver, others­– and targeted exercises– we’ll approach writing about home, land, identity and­­­­ place, whether landscape of our minds, a remembered one, or a very physical and present one. This program is being presented as part of Humanities Washington’s Inquiring Mind series.

For people who want to attend any event, Doe Bay is offering a special discount: Anybody that books a stay at Doe Bay and lets them know that they are coming because of the SPLAB series will qualify for a 25% discount off of their stay. Additionally, if you pay for a 2-night stay at regular price, you can add on Sunday and Monday for FREE if you want to attend the SPLAB event (or Movie Night on Mondays, also hosted in the amazing Doe Bay Café). So just come on Sunday and get a 25% discount, or pay to stay for the weekend and add on Sunday (and Monday too!) for FREE!

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Judith Roche
178 Lake Dell Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
206 329-4687
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