Winter Workshop, 2016

Studying the Shadow
A Poetry Workshop Exploring Elegy with Michael Schmeltzer

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Saturday, December 17, 2-4 pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by the Narrows
6730 North 17th St. Tacoma, Washington, 98406

Much like Peter Pan’s shadow, grief has a life of its own. In this workshop we’ll not only examine various elegies, but we’ll write our own using techniques borrowed from poets who’ve wrestled with their own loss.

Space is limited to 15 people.  $25* per person for 2-hour workshop.
To Register: Email with the subject “Register for Workshop.”
Payment: You may pay via Paypal ( or by bringing cash or check made out to Northwest Renaissance to the workshop. *Limited scholarships for workshop are available. Please email for info.

SchmeltzerAuthorPhoto1-768x1024Michael Schmeltzer is the author of “Elegy/Elk River” (Floating Bridge, 2015,) winner of the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award, and “Blood Song” (Two Sylvias, 2016) his debut full-length. He earned an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. For more information on his work and publications,