The 2015 Belfast Poetry Festival is pleased to present various workshops during the morning of Saturday, October 17 from 10 AM - 12:30 PM. This year’s workshops presenters are Annaliese Jakimides, Lady Zen, and guest celebrity poet Elizabeth Gordon McKim. Stay tuned for more details.

All workshops are $25 per person, and preregistration is required, as attendance is limited. For 2015, all workshops are free to high school and college students, though preregistration is still required. If you are a student, you may register by emailing Jacob Fricke the school you attend and the workshops you’d like to take.

Please send $25 checks, made payable to “Belfast Free Library,” to:

Jacob Fricke
Belfast Poetry Festival
P.O. Box 911
Belfast, ME 04915

Master Class with Connie Voisine

Connie Voisine | 10 am – 12 pm | Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room

How can a poem open? How can a poet see a draft of a poem as part of a blooming of feeling, idea, image and music? In this workshop, writers will discuss each other’s poems and help discover the ways “mere” words transport. We will share ideas for poems and recommend poets that have shaped us in the past.

This Master Class is by application only. Please submit 3 pages or 3 poems (whichever happens first), a bio, and a short statement of your work to . Once you’ve been accepted, the festival will contact you for the $25 fee to save your space at the workshop. While we may not get to all the poems submitted, we will use a consideration of all poems in our conversations, and all poems will receive written feedback.

A maximum of 8 students for this workshop so everyone can get personal attention and work in a close group.