Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Zion and Poetry -- a natural combination

Have you heard of the 2011 Poetry in the Park Event at Zion National Park? Me neither until today! Diane Glancy, professor emeritus, publisher of books and poetry and recent filmmaker will be featured at this year's event and what better place to talk about and write poetry than at Zion!
Zion Poetry Speaker Dianne Glancy

The workshop costs $60 unless you are a member of Zion Natural History Association (ZNHA) or Utah State Poetry Society, both of which give a 20% discount. You can register and get full details for the workshop at the link above. You'll need to hurry though, the workshop is March 25th!

At this time of cuts at every level of governments, we need to be very appreciative of the partial funding of the workshop from the Utah Arts Council. Also, if you feel so inclined, please contact your legislators at the local, state and national levels to ask for their continued support of the Arts. I heard just today the living without the arts referred to as "living in a sterile, white box." What would our world be without the Arts-- without the creativity, imagination, beauty that makes life enjoyable? Food and water may sustain the body but the Arts sustain the soul.

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