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Elisabeth Blair leads in-person workshop in Berlin, Vermont, Saturday, September 30th (and launches new website)

because God loves the wasp

Poet, editor, educator, and multidisciplinary artist, Elisabeth Blair volunteered at BWW for years and years. And, after teaching countless workshops exclusively on Zoom, she leads her first in-person workshop September 30th, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM at Hummingbird Center

Art as Conversation: Tools for Fostering Engagement

An in-person workshop in Berlin, VT on Saturday, September 30th, 10:30–3:30

Workshop details:

An in-person workshop for creators making work for others to experience—including writers, artists, and musicians.

This workshop can comfortably host 15 participants; there is some wiggle room above that if interest is high. 

Workshop description:
How can we better involve and intrigue those who encounter our creative works?

Drawing from a multidisciplinary background (in poetry, improvisation, classical and folk music, visual art, conceptual art, and theater), creative professional Elisabeth Blair will share an array of practical techniques and approaches for enhancing the connection between creator and encounterer.

Learn helpful ways of approaching your readers / listeners / viewers as active conversation partners instead of passive audience members.

About the Hummingbird Center for Common Ground, Berlin, VT:

The Hummingbird Center is a place to gather, re-imagine, and design what is just, sacred, and whole. We welcome people from multiple cultures and spiritualities as well as those who are change-makers, educators, contemplatives, social healers, movement builders, health-care workers, and also artists who are engaged in music, movement, spoken, written and visual arts. An intimate gathering place with a stunning lookout to the valley, mountains, and big sky of the Dog River Valley, the Center is located in Berlin, VT, on the edge of Montpelier. 

Workshop info & fees:

All attendees will receive free coffee/tea and a light continental refreshment. Participants should bring their own lunch.
Sliding scale workshop fees are $50–$80. Please pay what you can, within that range. 

Do you have *extra* resources? If you are able to pay more than $80, that amount will go toward sponsoring someone who is not able to pay.

Do you have *low* resources? If you are not able to pay, please select the waitlist option. You will be contacted if sponsored spots become available; no questions asked.  

I’m excited to announce I’ve made a website that draws together all my poetry-related teaching efforts:

It serves as a poetry craft hub, bringing together all my various offerings in one place and allowing for easy purchases. I have lots of exciting plans, too—including workbooks, posters, and an upcoming TikTok account.

For other upcoming courses, and to learn about the September gift exchange, subscribe to her newsletter on substack:

Her latest book—

book cover. a brown paper with deep pink lettering that reads because God loves the wasp
because god loves the wasp by Elisabeth Blair