Monday, February 23, 2009

Writing Poetry of the Jewish Experience

Poetry Workshop with Willa Schneberg

Is a Jewish poem something written by a Jewish author, or must it have a Jewish theme? Participants will explore what we consider the Jewish experience through poetry. Poems by Yehudi Amichai, Gerald Stern, Adrienne Rich, Philip Schultz, Marge Piercy, etc. will be considered. Writing exercises will be offered to motivate the creation of poems. Poems written in the workshop will be respectfully critiqued. Time permitting, we will critique a previously written poem by each participant
who chooses to share. Open to all levels of experience.

Location: Oregon Jewish Museum, 310 NW Davis Street (Chinatown)
Date & Time: Sunday, March 15, 1PM - 4PM

Maximum of twelve participants. Suggested Contribution: $75.
If you have
financial considerations email the instructor:
All Proceeds from the workshop will benefit
OJM. For more information check out the events page at or to register, call OJM: (503) 226-3600 or email Friderike Heuer:

Willa Schneberg received the Oregon Book Award in Poetry for her second collection In The Margins Of The World. Poems have appeared in Tikkun and Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal. In 2004, she judged the Ruben Rose Poetry Contest, an international poetry contest sponsored by Voices Israel, a group of Israeli poets writing in English, and read at Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv University. Willa's one woman exhibition of clay sculpture entitled Manifestations of the Divine was on view at Oregon Jewish Museum in 2001. Last year she read at the Library of Congress. Storytelling in Cambodia is her most recent collection. With Judy Margles, Willa has conceived and organized a yearly reading of Oregon Jewish Writers at OJM that is now in its ninth season.

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