A workshop with Willa Schneberg
Is a Jewish poem something written by a Jewish author, or must it have a Jewish theme? Particiants will explore what we consider the Jewish experience through poetry. Poems by Yehudi Amichai, Gerald Stern, Adrienne Rich, Philip Schultz, Marge Piercy, etc. will be considered.
Writing exercises will be offered to motivate the creation of poems. Poems written in the workshop will be respecfully critiqued. Time permitting, we will critique a previously written poem by each participant who chooses to share. Open to all levels of experience.
Location: Oregon Jewish Museum, 310 NW Davis Street, (Chinatown), Portland, OR
Date & Time: Sunday, March 15, 2009, 1PM - 4PM
Maximum of twelve participants. Suggested Contribution: $75. If you have financial considerations email or call the instructor: email@example.com, 503-248-4136.
All Proceeds from the workshop will benefit OJM.
For more info. or to register, call OJM: (503) 226-3600
or email: Friderike Heuer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Willa Schneberg received the Oregon Book Award in Poetry for her second collection In The Margins Of The World. Poems have appeared in Tikkun and Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal. In 2004, she judged the Ruben Rose Poetry Contest, an international poetry contest sponsored by Voices Israel, a group of Israeli poets writing in English, and read at Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv University. Willa's one woman exhibition of clay sculpture entitled "Manifestations of the Divine" was on view at Oregon Jewish Museum in 2001. Last year she read at the Library of Congress. Storytelling in Cambodia is her most recent collection. With Judy Margles, Willa has conceived and organized a yearly reading of Oregon Jewish Writers at OJM that is now in its ninth season.