Adult Writers Workshop

Celebrate National Poetry Month by learning the craft from two celebrated poets! Barbara Hamby and David Kirby will be in town for our 12th Annual Poetry & BBQ on April 22nd. The day before, on the 21st, they will be conducting a workshop at the Writing Center.


David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University. Among his many awards are the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Florida Humanities Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing.  Kirby’s many books include I Think I Am Going to Call My Wife Paraguay, A Wilderness of Monkeys, and More Than This.

Barbara Hamby is the author of seven books of poems, most recently Holoholo. Her first book, Delirium, won the Vassar Miller Prize, The Kate Tufts Award, and the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award.  She was a 2010 Guggenheim fellow in Poetry and her poems have appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Yale Review, and The New York Times. She teaches at Florida State University where she is Distinguished University Scholar.

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