Writers in the Community Poetry Workshop Week 2

Monday, March 20, 2023 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm


Auntie's bookstore is happy to host a poetry workshop organized and run by C.G. Dahlin. This is a free three week workshop. Each session will be independent, anyone would benefit from attending just one, however, those that attend all three will greatly benefit from how each of these subjects play together. Every session, attendees will walk out with at least one new written work.

The workshop will take place on the Mezzanine at Auntie's Bookstore. If you have any inquires please contact cdahlin@ewu.edu.
​​​​​​​These workshops are free and open to the public.

When we write, the idea of making sense can often restrict our creativity and what our natural impulse wants to create. We can sidestep this if we suspend the meaning of the words and simply approach our work as music. From this, we discover a whole new passion that can drive our inspiration. In this workshop, we will dive into linguistics and the liberation therein, like how children become obsessed with certain sounds or certain words, we will use this innate human fascination to source our next great poem.

Session 3 will be held on Monday, March 27th (see calendar for details).

About the Instructor:
C.G. Dahlin started his collegiate career by becoming the first designated Poet Laureate of the University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Honors College. In Central Washington, Dahlin spearheaded two volumes of the regional anthology, The Whispers of Wenatchee, along with being a featured poet for the 2019 Poet Prowl in Ellensburg, and was a regular ticketed performance artist at the arts venue, the Radar Station. He now attends Eastern Washington University for an MFA in Creative Writing and is the Student Director for the practicum program, Writers in the Community. Dahlin’s work can be found in The Blackbear Review, The Comet Magazine, The Shrub-Steppe Poetry Journal and the Prometheus Anthology.


Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201