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Poetry in Place: Workshop and Reading

A workshop and poetry reading led by Jules Nyquist and Poetry Playhouse.


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Sep 26, 2015
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


In celebration of the closing day of the art exhibit "Bosque" at the Open Space Visitor Center.

Event Details: Workshop and Reading inviting the public to engage in a literary conversation about our riverside forest. Open to any level of writers. Focus will be on poetry. Join instructor Jules Nyquist for a writing exercise and shared group reading about the Bosque.

For ages 16 on up.

Enjoy a morning of writing exercises as you walk through the Open Space garden area and grounds and explore the “Bosque” exhibit: a group show of local artists. As writers, we observe our surroundings and translate what we pick up through our senses through words on the page.

  • 11 am – Meet at the Open Space center for introductions and instructions. We will be walking and writing around the garden area and exhibit. Prompts and writing exercises will be provided.
  • 12:30 pm – Reading our Bosque poems at an open mic. For those who have participated in the writing workshop. Open to the public. Ends promptly at 1:30 pm. Bring pen, paper and water.

Jules Nyquist is a poet and leads creative writing classes. She is the founder of Jules’ Poetry Playhouse, an organization dedicated for poets sharing their work. She took her MFA from Bennington College, VT and her two poetry collections, “Behind the Volcanoes” and “Appetites” (both Beatlick Press) have been finalists in the NM/AZ Book Awards in 2012 and 2014.

The Open Space Visitor Center is an interpretive hub for the Open Space program, lands, and resources. Visitors enjoy educational exhibits, art displays, wildlife fields, a Traditions garden, Bosque trails, and a variety of talks, workshops, demonstrations and entertainment.

The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Boulevard, between Montaño Road and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Road. Look for the Flyway art installation.