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Ellen Bass' work has won award after award and rightly so - there's something so powerful, beautiful and often times darkly funny in her work
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A last minute spot in a double occupancy room has opened at the Truth and Beauty poetry workshop I am teaching with Marie Howe. It starts Sunday, February 18, in Petaluma, CA, and runs through breakfast on February 23rd. If you want to claim the spot, email my assistant, Jen, at jpeachtree23@gmail.com. http://www.ellenbass.com/r…/truth-and-beauty-earthrise-2018/

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Registration for Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2018 is open!!! Early bird rates available til 2/23. Online registration ends 3/28. Details: https://goo.gl/K4Qe9j

I am absolutely delighted to be offering this workshop in Kauai. My family and I have been returning and returning to Kauai over the last thirty years and it is our favorite place on earth. I really hope you’ll join me there. -

The Kauai Writers Festival attracts major authors of both literary and popular fiction, non-fiction, screenplay, and poetry. Authors include Ellen, Bass, Jane Smiley, Garth Stein, Sara Gruen, Kristin Hannah, Christina Baker Kline, Scott Turow, and Alice Hoffman.
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My January newsletter has workshops, calls for submissions and prizes, and publishing news from my students. -

Find workshops, readings, calls for prizes, and all the good news from Ellen's current and former students.
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A spot in a double occupancy room just opened up at the Truth and Beauty workshop that I am co-teaching with Marie Howe this February 18-23. Contact my assistant, Jen, if you would like to claim it. The details and her contact info can be found through the link. http://www.ellenbass.com/r…/truth-and-beauty-earthrise-2018/

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In each issue of The Sun you’ll find some of the most radically intimate and socially conscious writing being published today. In an age of media conglomerates, we’re something of an oddity: an ad-free, independent, reader-supported magazine.
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I'm delighted that my poem, "Indigo," is included here.

Poetry from the magazine in 2017, including pieces by Frank Bidart, Tracy K. Smith, Chana Bloch, John Ashbery, and more.
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I will be teaching the annual Truth and Beauty writing workshop in Taos with Marie Howe at the end of May 2018. Registration is now open. If you would like to come, I recommend signing up soon. Spots tend to go fast. - http://eepurl.com/db-Rqr

If you want to encounter more truth in your poems, to express it in the most beautiful way possible, to craft poems that reflect the inextricable marriage of truth and beauty, love and death, the luminous and the ordinary, please join us for this special workshop.
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There are a few more spots in the 5-day workshop I will be teaching with Roxan McDonald at Esalen this December 3-8. I hope to see you there. https://www.esalen.org/worksh…/week-december-3-8/life-poetry

“This week will be an opportunity to engage our greatest resources: attention, courage, precision, imagination,” says Ellen Bass. “We’ll strive for language that is accurate, fresh, and alive and we’ll learn strategies to help us write poems whose form, music, rhythm, diction, and meaning work toget...
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Donations are needed to continue to bring poetry workshops to the incarcerated men and women in the Poetry Project. Please share this widely. - http://eepurl.com/c91N3L

We need your support for a poetry program that has brought engagement, reflection, solace, healing, inspiration, and meaning to incarcerated men and women serving time in the Santa Cruz County jails. The workshops foster creativity and self-expression and provide an opportunity for participants to t...
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On December 8-10, Laura Davis is teaching a relaxing weekend retreat of writing and yoga. This may be the gift you need for yourself or a loved one this busy holiday season. http://lauradavis.net/coming-home-weekend-writing-yoga-ret…/

My October newsletter of workshops, calls for submissions, prizes, and publishing news from my students is now available. - http://eepurl.com/c9gytX

Find workshops, readings, calls for prizes, and all the good news from Ellen's current and former students.
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In 2018, I'll be teaching a workshop as part of the Kauai Writers Festival. I hope you will join me in paradise. - http://eepurl.com/c8Dmuf

The Kauai Writers Festival attracts major authors of both literary and popular fiction, non-fiction, screenplay, and poetry. Authors include Ellen, Bass, Jane Smiley, Garth Stein, Sara Gruen, Kristin Hannah, Christina Baker Kline, Scott Turow, and Alice Hoffman.
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Ellen has a new poem in this week's New Yorker

“I can’t stop wishing I’d had that life. Oh, I know / it’s a miracle to have a life. Any life at all.”
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Registration has just opened for the Truth and Beauty workshop that I co-teach with Marie Howe. This one will be at Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga, CA, running February 18-23, 2018, and it will be focused on generating poems and then taking them through revision. Details below.

If you want to encounter more truth in your poems, to express it in the most beautiful way possible, to craft poems that reflect the inextricable marriage of truth and beauty, love and death, the luminous and the ordinary, please join us for this special workshop.
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