John A. Armstrong
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Pikes Peak Whittlers' 34th Annual Woodcarving and Woodworking Show

The Pikes Peak Whittlers are hosting their 34th Annual Woodcarving and Woodworking Show.  Over 40 carvers and woodworkers will be displaying, competing, selling, and teaching about the creation of artistic treasures from wood.  The public is invited to the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 South 33rd Street in Colorado Springs, to enjoy this event on May 20 – 21, 2017.  Judging the show will be Desiree Hajny, an emeritus member of the Caricature Carvers of America.  This is a perfect time to pick…See More
May 12
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Poetry West Workshop: Ars Poetica, Triolets, and Bad Love Poems at Hooked on Books Downtown

May 6, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Poetry West Workshop:  Ars Poetica, Triolets, and Bad Love PoemsJ. Diego Frey will lead a discussion of:  1 - Triple Your Metaphors with This One Weird Trick, 2 - The Triolet, or Hamburger Helper for Light Verse, 3 - Why Do We Write about Our Family and Why Should Anyone Else Care, 4 - Ars Poetica? When Is a Poem about Writing Not Really a Poem about Writing?"Reading…[Frey's poetry]…is like playing in a kiddie pool with a surprisingly deep end." – Kathryn T.S. BassSaturday, May 6, 2017 from…See More
Apr 28
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Poetry West Workshop: Ars Poetica, Triolets, and Bad Love Poems

Poetry West Workshop:  Ars Poetica, Triolets, and Bad Love PoemsJ. Diego Frey will lead a discussion of:  1 - Triple Your Metaphors with This One Weird Trick, 2 - The Triolet, or Hamburger Helper for Light Verse, 3 - Why Do We Write about Our Family and Why Should Anyone Else Care, 4 - Ars Poetica? When Is a Poem about Writing Not Really a Poem about Writing?"Reading…[Frey's poetry]…is like playing in a kiddie pool with a surprisingly deep end." – Kathryn T.S. BassSaturday, May 6, 2017 from…See More
Apr 28
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Pikes Peak Whittlers' 34th Annual Woodcarving and Woodworking Show at Colorado Springs Shrine Club

May 20, 2017 at 10am to May 21, 2017 at 4pm
The Pikes Peak Whittlers are hosting their 34th Annual Woodcarving and Woodworking Show.  Over 40 carvers and woodworkers will be displaying, competing, selling, and teaching about the creation of artistic treasures from wood.  The public is invited to the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 South 33rd Street in Colorado Springs, to enjoy this event on May 20 – 21, 2017.  Judging the show will be Desiree Hajny, an emeritus member of the Caricature Carvers of America.  This is a perfect time to pick…See More
Mar 16
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Poetry West Workshop: Sparking the Creative Fires with James Ciletti

Poetry West Workshop:  Sparking the Creative Fires with James CilettiJames Ciletti, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, 2010 – 2012 will lead a journaling workshop leading us from start to finish in the craft of creating a journal and system of journaling to create daily inspiration for our work as writers.Bring the following supplies: 1) a NEW inexpensive notebook or journal; 2) scissors, pen, colored pencils, crayons; 3) magazines, pictures, news, comics/funnies, anything to cut up; 4) a glue stick. …See More
Feb 23
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Poetry West Workshop: Sparking the Creative Fires at Hooked on Books Downtown

March 4, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Poetry West Workshop:  Sparking the Creative Fires with James CilettiJames Ciletti, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, 2010 – 2012 will lead a journaling workshop leading us from start to finish in the craft of creating a journal and system of journaling to create daily inspiration for our work as writers.Bring the following supplies: 1) a NEW inexpensive notebook or journal; 2) scissors, pen, colored pencils, crayons; 3) magazines, pictures, news, comics/funnies, anything to cut up; 4) a glue stick. …See More
Feb 6
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Poetry West Workshop: Sparking the Creative Fires at Hooked on Books Downtown

March 4, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Poetry West Workshop:  Sparking the Creative Fires with James CilettiJames Ciletti, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, 2010 – 2012 will lead a journaling workshop leading us from start to finish in the craft of creating a journal and system of journaling to create daily inspiration for our work as writers.Bring the following supplies: 1) a NEW inexpensive notebook or journal; 2) scissors, pen, colored pencils, crayons; 3) magazines, pictures, news, comics/funnies, anything to cut up; 4) a glue stick. …See More
Feb 6
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Poetry West Workshop: Deep Play, A Poetry Romp at Hooked on Books Downtown

February 4, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Poetry West Workshop:  Deep Play, A Poetry Romp with Joy Roulier SawyerIn her book, Deep Play, poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman tells us that “the spirit of deep play is spontaneity, discovery, and being open to new challenges.” Who knows this better than the poet? In this playful, refreshing workshop, we’ll exercise several “poetic muscles,” as well as explore ways to nurture more joy and freedom in our creative work.   Joy Roulier Sawyer’s poetry appears in such diverse publications as…See More
Jan 23
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Poetry West Workshop: Deep Play, A Poetry Romp

Poetry West Workshop:  Deep Play, A Poetry Romp with Joy Roulier SawyerIn her book, Deep Play, poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman tells us that “the spirit of deep play is spontaneity, discovery, and being open to new challenges.” Who knows this better than the poet? In this playful, refreshing workshop, we’ll exercise several…See More
Jan 23
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Poetry West Workshop -- Questions for the Map: Writing Travel Poetry at Hooked on Books Downtown

January 14, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Poetry West Workshop -- Questions for the Map: Writing Travel PoetryUsing the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, other poets, and poems from her own travels, Kathleen Willard will guide us through four writing prompts to write about place.  Her workshop will encourage writers to look through the awed eyes of the millions of tourists that visit exotic Colorado. Bring postcards, maps, and travel memorabilia as inspiration. Even without a goal of travel, or the ability to travel, the workshop will still…See More
Jan 6
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Poetry West Workshop -- Questions for the Map: Writing Travel Poetry

Poetry West Workshop -- Questions for the Map: Writing Travel PoetryUsing the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, other poets, and poems from her own travels, Kathleen Willard will guide us through four writing prompts to write about place.  Her workshop will encourage writers to look through the awed eyes of the millions of tourists that visit exotic Colorado. Bring postcards, maps, and travel memorabilia as inspiration. Even without a goal of travel, or the ability to travel, the workshop will still…See More
Jan 6
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Poetry West Workshop

There will be a Poetry West Workshop on October 1 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Mountain Fold Books, 121 E. Costilla St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.  We will do  in-house critique of each others' poems that you bring.  Future meetings will include poets Joy Sawyer, Kathleen Willard, Jane Hilberry, and National Poetry Month in April 2017, as well as other programs next year. We are actively seeking new members.  Annual dues for membership are $35 and go directly to the organization for speakers,…See More
Sep 23, 2016
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Poetry West Workshop with Kathleen Willard at Mountain Fold Books

October 1, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
There will be a Poetry West Workshop on October 1 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Mountain Fold Books, 121 E. Costilla St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.  We will do  in-house critique of each others' poems that you bring.  Future meetings will include poets Joy Sawyer, Kathleen Willard, Jane Hilberry, and National Poetry Month in April 2017, as well as other programs next year. We are actively seeking new members.  Annual dues for membership are $35 and go directly to the organization for speakers,…See More
Sep 20, 2016
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Poetry West Workshop with Kathleen Willard at Mountain Fold Books

October 1, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
There will be a Poetry West Workshop on October 1 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Mountain Fold Books, 121 E. Costilla St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.  We will do  in-house critique of each others' poems that you bring.  Future meetings will include poets Joy Sawyer, Kathleen Willard, Jane Hilberry, and National Poetry Month in April 2017, as well as other programs next year. We are actively seeking new members.  Annual dues for membership are $35 and go directly to the organization for speakers,…See More
Sep 15, 2016
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Poetry West Workshop with Kathleen Willard at Mountain Fold Books

October 1, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
There will be a Poetry West Workshop on October 1 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Mountain Fold Books, 121 E. Costilla St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.  We will do  in-house critique of each others' poems that you bring.  Future meetings will include poets Joy Sawyer, Kathleen Willard, Jane Hilberry, and National Poetry Month in April 2017, as well as other programs next year. We are actively seeking new members.  Annual dues for membership are $35 and go directly to the organization for speakers,…See More
Sep 15, 2016
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Poetry West at Mountain Fold Books

September 3, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
Laura Stuckey will facilitate a workshop on the Verse Essay form.  The Verse Essay is an expansive form that sits at the intersection of poetry and the essay. Making use of poetic form and meter, it also expands into other areas such as philosophy, social criticism, the arts or politics. It was popularized during the seventeenth century, and used to its fullest potential by Pope and Dryden. It has enjoyed a life beyond that time, however, and seems to be making a minor resurgence now. We will…See More
Aug 26, 2016

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Pikes Peak Whittlers' 34th Annual Woodcarving and Woodworking Show

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The Pikes Peak Whittlers are hosting their 34th Annual Woodcarving and Woodworking Show.  Over 40 carvers and woodworkers will be displaying, competing, selling, and teaching about the creation of artistic treasures from wood. …

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Poetry West Workshop: Ars Poetica, Triolets, and Bad Love Poems

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Poetry West Workshop:  Ars Poetica, Triolets, and Bad Love Poems

J. Diego Frey will lead a discussion of:  1 - Triple Your…

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Poetry West Workshop: Sparking the Creative Fires with James Ciletti

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Poetry West Workshop:  Sparking the Creative Fires with James Ciletti

James Ciletti, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, 2010 – 2012 will lead a journaling workshop leading us from start to finish in the craft of creating a journal and system of journaling to create daily inspiration for our work as writers.…

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Poetry West Workshop: Deep Play, A Poetry Romp

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Poetry West Workshop:  Deep Play, A Poetry Romp with Joy Roulier Sawyer

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At 2:03pm on March 28, 2011, Katy Booth said…

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