Free or low cost Community Events and college courses are intended to provide background on the yearly topic and to touch on areas related to the February Conference that may not be covered in its three-day format. The views of our presenters are their own and may not represent those of the Camden Conference.
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New European Poetry: Landscapes of Place, Identity and Memory-hosted by Cushing Public Library
November 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
The Camden Conference and Cushing Library host “New European Poetry: Landscapes of Place, Identity and Memory” via Zoom and facilitated by Ellen Goldsmith on November 21st at 2pm.
To register, email Wendy Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207)691-0833.
The community events poetry session will explore and reveal some of what’s on the minds and in the hearts of contemporary European poets, uncovering issues the conference will consider, perhaps from different perspectives. By probing beneath the surface, poems uncover political and social realities, open doors into the personal and psychological fabric of a country, of a continent, its particular concerns as well as universal themes. At this session, participants will read and respond to poems from 10 European countries. A handout of all the poems will be available on the Camden Conference website as well as the Cushing Library website. There will be time for attendees to share reactions and ask questions.
Ellen Goldsmith is a poet and teacher. Her books include Left Foot, Right Foot, Where to Look, Such Distances and No Pine Tree in This Forest Is Perfect which won the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center 1997 Chapbook Competition. Her poems have appeared in many journals and in anthologies. She is professor emeritus of The City University of New York and lives in Cushing, Maine.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A DOWNLOADABLE PDF OF THE HANDOUT FOR THE EVENT