Poet Phil Hall to host two events in the County

FROM THE LIBRARY TO THE CEMETERY: A TALK AND A WALK

Phil Hall photographed by Paul Elter, 2023 Al Purdy A-frame writer/photographer-in-residence

Poet Phil Hall will talk about his work, including his new book, Vallejo’s Marrow, and will read especially from his long poem about Al Purdy called “An Oak Hunch.”
This will be followed by a group walk to Al Purdy’s grave in the Ameliasburgh Cemetery, and back to the library, weather and mobility factors permitting.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19 AT 11 A.M. AT THE AMELIASBURGH BRANCH LIBRARY

FROM PROSE TO MUSIC: A METHODS WORKSHOP

Phil is inviting poets to submit two poems each in advance. The workshop will focus on ways to move your poetry away from prose toward a more musical sense of line etc. Time, syntax, meaning, chronology, accuracy, punctuation and other elements will be considered while you read each others’ poems and think about the methods.
The group will workshop one poem for each participant. For the second submitted poem, Phil will give feedback with written notes, suggesting authors’ poems and books etc.
REGISTER AT PECLIBRARY.ORG
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 AT 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M. AT THE PICTON BRANCH LIBRARY

These events are held in partnership with the Al Purdy A-frame and the County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives