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3:30 pm Cowboy Youth Poetry Contest
Cowboy Youth Poetry Contest
Aug 30 @ 3:30 pm – Nov 1 @ 11:59 pm
Cowboy Youth Poetry Contest
  It’s our 2nd annual Chisholm Trail Cowboy Youth Poetry Contest. Your original cowboy poem could earn you some cash! Four categories: pre-K to 12th grade. Entries due by Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Click here[...]

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Free Writing Workshop with Beth Robinson

Writing Workshop with Beth R
Free Writing Workshop
1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6
Oklahoma author Beth Robinson will lead and inspire writers of all ages in this free two-hour workshop at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan.
“I always love working with writers in a community. It’s especially fun when we get a combination of ages and experience and different tastes! We’ll be trying out different forms of poetry,” Robinson said.
“I liked the ekphrastic poem where participants get to find something that appeals to them in the museum as inspiration for their writing. My process will be similar to last year but it’s always brand new because it’s a different day with a different mix in the room! I like to respond to who shows up; we’ll have a great time.”
{The word ekphrasis, or ecphrasis, comes from the Greek for the description of a work of art produced as a rhetorical exercise, often used in the adjectival form ekphrastic. It is a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art, either real or imagined.}
Robinson conducted the 2018 workshop, and many of the participants said they would enjoy another chance to attend her writing session.
The workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Students who are considering entering the Heritage Center’s second annual Cowboy Youth Poetry Contest this year are encouraged to attend this free workshop. Deadline for entries in the student contest are Nov. 1.
It is recommended participants arrive about 1:15 p.m. The Center does not open until 1 p.m.
Robinson, an award winning writer, will create engaging dialogue and offer many writing exercises for participants during the two-hour workshop.
Participants will have hands-on opportunity to explore the museum in at least one writing exercise.
Robinson teaches writing, including poetry, at Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City. She taught in the English Department at Oklahoma City University for nine years, and at Northern Oklahoma College, Rose State College, the University of Oklahoma Continuing Education program, Moore-Norman Technical Center, and the OCU Red Dirt MFA program.
On the Oklahoma Arts Council Artist-in-Residence Roster since 1998, she presents workshops and enjoys creating with writers of all ages across the state.
She holds a B.A. in journalism/professional writing and an M.A. in English/Creative Writing. Robinson’s book, “Poetry Unbound” written with women incarcerated at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award in 2014. She is the mother of four amazing humans, three dogs, and a box turtle.
Full details and information in the events tab at Facebook.com/onthechisholmtrail or on our website www.onthechisholmtrail.com.
This event is paid by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council and financial assistance from members. Consider becoming a member of the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center today.
Registration for the workshop is not required, but is appreciated.
To register, call (580) 252-6692, or email: toni@onthechisholmtrail.com
Writing Workshop with Beth R
Writing Workshop with Beth R
Writing Workshop with Beth R

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