Working with Sound as a Facet of Revision

Sat, Aug 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Workshop

Award-winning poet Jane Hicks will lead a workshop titled "Working with Sound as a Facet of Revision" from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22 at Central United Methodist Church, 201 East Third Ave. The workshop is sponsored by the Knoxville Writers' Guild and costs $35 for KWG members and $40 for nonmembers.

 

Attendees can expect the workshop to focus on the use of sound as a revision tool and are encouraged to bring some of their own work.

 

"Participants should bring a poem or two that are not polished or in the early stages of revision. We will use those to work toward a more polished piece of writing," Hicks said.

 

General revision strategies will also be discussed by the East Tennessee native, whose first book, "Blood and Bone Remember: Poems from Appalachia," was published in 2005 by the Jesse Stuart Foundation. The book met with popular and critical acclaim, winning the Appalachian Writers Association Poetry Book of the Year prize. It was also nominated for the Weatherford Award given by the Appalachian Studies Association. Her poetry has frequently appeared in journals and literary magazines, notably "Wind, Now & Then," "Appalachian Journal," "Appalachian Heritage" and "Shenandoah." In addition to her success as a poet, she also is an accomplished quilter. Her "literary quilts" illustrate the works of playwright Jo Carson and novelists Sharyn McCrumb and Silas House. The art quilts have toured with these respective authors and were the subject of a feature in "Blue Ridge Country Magazine" in an issue devoted to arts in the region. Her latest book, "Driving with the Dead," was published by the University Press of Kentucky in 2014.

 

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