Guilford Free Library presents creative writing workshop with GennaRose Nethercott

GennaRose Nethercott will present a creative writing workshop on Sunday, Jan. 21. "Eclipse Folklore as Inspiration" will be held at 1 p.m. at the Broad Brook Community Center in Guilford Center. In this workshop, participants will take a tour through eclipse folklore, myths, and superstitions, and then reimagine these old stories to create new ones.

Nethercott is the author of a novel, Thistlefoot, the soon-to-be-published Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart, and a book-length poem, The Lumberjack's Dove, which was selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series.

As a folklorist, Nethercott helps create the podcasts "Lore" and "Harlots," the latter of which she also hosts, and she tours nationally and internationally, performing strange tales - sometimes with puppets in tow. She lives in the woodlands of Brattleboro, beside an old cemetery.

Solar eclipses have inspired many writers, from Mark Twain through Stephen King, and are an important part of the folklore of many civilizations, ancient to modern. Vermont will get to see one (with roughly [email protected].

As Nethercott describes it, this is a generative workshop: walk in with a blank page, and walk out with new writing.

This The Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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