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In Conversation with Espresso Poetry Collective

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Join Dymphny Dronyk — bestselling author of the poetry collection Contrary Infatuations, mediator, editor, translator, story doula, and publisher of House of Blue Skies Press — for an in-depth conversation with a dynamic new collective of passionate poets.

In 2020, six women met in a poetry class at AWCS just before the first pandemic lockdown. They continued to meet on Zoom for workshopping, self-publishing a first anthology together with guidance from established local book designers. Their anthology, Uncommon Grounds: poems by the Espresso Poetry Collective, was launched in summer 2021 online with Owls’ Nest Books with hosts Anne Sorbie and Sarah Johnson.


What Vivian Hansen, author of A Tincture of Sunlight and AWCS instructor, wrote about Uncommon Grounds and the poets taking part in this event:

“This collection is a lovely excursion into Woman as Creator and Poet, where a simple cup of coffee invites various Muses to the kitchen table. Linda Hatfield’s levels of connection perform like a well-executed tightrope act. Kimberlee Jones invites repetitions into song, into ‘found’ word treasures and scenes that women take for granted, but then honour in poetry. Sharon Christie’s meditations offer the intricate revelations of secrets. Yulit Price explores naked and primal sounds between mother and child. Laurie Fuhr revels in the fluid mix of words and turns meaning into motion. As each poet trusts their artistic crucible, they offer first looks at their artistic muse, unafraid of power, using its potential to write fearless poetry.”

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September 22
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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