Saturday, August 25, 2018

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

In the process of writing, we’ll use metaphor and anaphora (pattern) to bring our work to life and we’ll play with handmade papers from around the world in the making of our books. We’ll construct secret windows and pockets, where words will germinate like seeds of inspiration, and you’ll walk away with a memento where you’ve reimagined your path.

Join us for a session of poetry and bookmaking for writers and artists at all levels, no previous experience required.  Come and create a unique book arts piece, a hardcover accordion book that will hold a poem, your secret song. Through a playful approach to writing, participants will be guided in the creation of poetry straight from the heart, where the most potent love medicine resides.


Marie’s art exhibit Love Medicine is on display in the Carondelet Center through September 10, 2018. Learn more and building hours.

COST:  $45.00, includes light lunch and supplies

Pre-registration is no longer available for this program. You will be able to register at the door on event day.


Born and raised in Sweden, Marie Olofsdotter lives along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Known for her picture books Sofia and the Heartmender and A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez, the creative consultant and teaching artist has shared her enthusiasm for creativity and the arts through the Walker Art Center, the Minnesota Opera, the Loft Literary Center, the MacPhail Center for the Arts, and public libraries and schools across the country.

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