Learning the Ways of Words with Lenz Fellow Sarah Heidt

Please join us for Learning the Ways of Words: A Workshop in Living Poetry, an event offered by Sarah Heidt on Wednesday, May 1, from 7-9 p.m. in Lincoln Studio. This workshop grows out of the exploring of contemplative pedagogy and literary studies she’s done at Naropa this semester as the Lenz Residential Fellow in Buddhist Studies and American Culture and Values.

How can we engage poems as entities waiting to come to life in our voices and bodies?

How can poetry help us open ourselves more fully to the ways of words in our lives?

What can we learn about ourselves and our minds from close encounters with poetry and the uncertainties it can provoke?

No prior experience with poetry required: in this workshop, we will all be beginners.

This workshop is coming so near the end of the term, she’s hoping that it will give all participants an opportunity to relax and to play–with language, with poetry, with questions and confusions, with ways of teaching and learning, with the emotional and physical places in which we find ourselves, and with whatever else arises as we encounter a piece of literature together. The evening will be an interactive and participatory one, shaped fundamentally by the interests and needs of whoever attends.

Sarah Heidt is an associate professor of English at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where she teaches nineteenth-century British literature, women’s literature, and life-writing. As the 2013 Lenz Residential Fellow in Buddhist Studies and American Culture and Values, she has been exploring contemplative pedagogy’s potential to enliven twenty-first century literary studies.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please see the flier below for more information. We hope to see you there!

Sarah Heidt