The Form, the Speaker, the Turn:
A Master Class in Poetry and Prose

Joe Wilkins


Participate in a special, unique workshop at the internationally recognized, award-winning Tutka Bay Lodge across Kachemak Bay.  Inspiration, presentation, and a truly enchanting environment make the Tutka Bay Lodge a perfect place to focus on your writing.


The Form, the Speaker, the Turn: A Master Class in Poetry and Prose

In this workshop we will investigate–across nonfiction, fiction, and poetry–uses of form, point of view, and associative movement that propel all creative work. Specifically, in creative nonfiction, we will discuss the ways form allows personal stories to gain narrative and associative power. In fiction, we will consider how the position of the speaker or narrator shapes all story. And in poetry we will read for the turn, the moment a poem reveals its true intentions. Throughout, we will read, discuss, write, and share. Bring pen and paper and/or a laptop.


Double/Triple-occupancy, shared charming cabins with bath


Meals will be provided by Lodge staff


June 12: Depart Homer Boat Harbor by boat taxi at 4:00pm, arrive at Lodge at about 4:45pm.
June 14: Depart Lodge at 4:00pm; arrive in boat harbor at about 4:45pm.


There is a limit of 15 participants; first -come, first-served. Minimum enrollment is 8.
Complete and submit registration in advance and preferably at the time of general conference registration. This post-conference workshop is only available to conference registrants.

Special Fee (in addition to conference fee):

$400 (includes housing, food, boat taxi: gratuity not included). Co-sponsored by the Tutka Bay Lodge.

Other activities:

Unwind after workshop sessions; kayaking; tide pooling; walk on the trails or relax on the deck.


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