Sue C. Boynton Poetry Workshops

10/20/2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mindport Exhibits
210 W Holly St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Sue C. Boynton Poetry Workshops @ Mindport Exhibits | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Two poetry workshops will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St., to benefit the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest. Registration is required; cost is $30 for one workshop or $50 for both, paid by check or cash at the workshop.

To register, send an email to Indicate the workshop(s) you wish to attend, and include your name and phone number. Please bring writing materials.

10:00 a.m.-noon: Jory Mickelson will use Yellowstone National Park as metaphor and structure to examine and reinvigorate your writing. Be prepared to compose new work based on prompts. Also, bring one or two short poetic pieces/fragments that don’t want to come together, and a photograph of an outdoor place you love.

Mickelson, who grew up in the wilds of Montana, has received an Academy of American Poet’s Prize and a Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry. He is the author of three chapbooks. Follow him at

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Maya Jewel Zeller and Laura Read will present “The American Character & The Personal Pronoun” to help participants generate writing that explores their lives as artifacts of our current national landscape.

Zeller teaches at Central Washington University. She contributed to an interdisciplinary collaboration, “Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts;” and wrote the chapbook “Yesterday, the Bees” and the poetry collection “Rust Fish.”

Read’s first collection of poems, “Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral,” was published in 2012. Her second, “Dresses from the Old Country,” will be published in October 2018. She teaches at Spokane Falls Community College.

Press contact: Dean Kahn,, 360-393-8222.

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