Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Poetry Workshp with Phyliss Larrabee on Saturday, February 15th 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Phyllis Rachel Larrabee, poet, playwright, storyteller and grandmother will lead a midwinter poetry workshop for women at the Woodbury Community Library Saturday, February 15, 12 noon to 2 pm. 
Phyllis is a poet, playwright, storyteller and grandmother. Her book, Shoveler on the Roof, is found in many Vermont libraries and local book stores and coops. 
Her first collection of poetry in 1974, Old Leaflets for Shopping Lists and Rashly Written Poems, received a favorable review from the small books editor of the Washington Post.
In 1975, Larrabee fell in love with Vermont and came here to live with her two sons. She has written 27 collections of poetry since and a number of plays. In 1980, she received an award from the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1984, she was a co-producer of Poets Arising, a show that dramatized poetry with music performed by noted Vermonters Michael Arnowitt and Patti Casey. Larrabee’s poem, "Informal Logic" was illustrated by artist Janet Fredericks and became part of a traveling exhibit in New England. She has also been a programmer for WGDR/WGDH, Goddard College community radio, in Plainfield. In recognition of the quality of Shoveler on the Roof, Larrabee was the first recipient of the Grace Paley Scholarship Fund for Vermont writers.
Larrabee loves sharing poetry and helping others to discover and enjoytheir gifts.
For more information, you can call Phyllis at 472-3065.

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