Celebrating Groundhog Day with Poetry~South Lake Union

Groundhogs listening to poetry in February
Groundhog Day is a holiday that I love to celebrate. My only question used to be how? Now there's an answer. This year Kelli Russell Agodon and I will be leading a one-day poetry Mini Retreat in Seattle whether these critters see their shadows or not.

One of the wonderful things about Seattle winters is that by February, they are almost over. The Daphne in my garden will be in full bloom as will the early blossoming cherry trees one yard over. If you want a weekend getaway in February, Seattle might be just the place!

This is our 7th year offering a generative workshop in the morning and a special topics salon in the afternoon. These workshops are organized for everyone from the beginning writer to the well published poet. Each year the mix is diverse and energizing.

For 5 Interesting Facts on Ground Hog Day, click here.

Saturday, February 2, 2019
South Lake Union, Seattle

NEW! ​  Generating New Poems:
10 am – 1  pm

The Seattle Renaissance: Generating Poems in the New Poetic Climate  10 - 1 pm  
Seattle is experiencing an incredible poetry renaissance; let’s be part of the new surge of energy! We will spend the morning drafting pieces from a variety of new prompts. You will leave with the start of 5-7 new poems. Creativity and generosity abound!

NEW!    Thinking About the Next Book

Demystifying the Manuscript: Some Assembly Required 
 2 – 4 pm. This hands-on class includes several new strategies for organizing a book of poems based on the initial chapters of our new craft book! You will leave with new ideas for your title, section ordering (or not) and a free prepublication chapter to take-home. Book salon with your concerns answered also included. 

Or let's spend the day together, you can take both classes for a discounted
​$196 total

Number of participants limited 

NOTE: Once you are registered, you will receive an email within 48 hours of confirmation of your payment as well as a note of what to bring and directions to the retreat (which is served by public transportation and lots of parking) in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Hope to see you there!


Send a check for $112 or $196 to:
Kelli Agodon / Mini Retreat
PO Box 1524
Kingston, WA 98346

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