Join us Monday, October 16th at 5:30pm in the Community Room (lower level of the library) as Jessica Poli, author of Red Ocher, will be leading us in a creative writing workshop.

This class will focus on environmental and place-conscious writing. What makes a place meaningful to us? How do we best describe a place - both the particular details of it and the emotions it evokes? And how do ideas of place fit into our evolving relationship with the natural world? Participants will be given a chance to explore these questions through guided discussion, example poems and writing from contemporary authors, and generative prompts to produce writing of their own. Writers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join.


Jessica Poli is a writer, editor, and educator originally from Ligonier, PA. She is the author of Red Ocher, which was a finalist for the 2023 Miller Williams Poetry Prize. Along with Marco Abel and Timothy Schaffert, she coedited the anthology More in Time: A Tribute to Ted Kooser, which won a Nebraska Book Award. She currently lives in Lincoln, NE and is pursuing her PhD in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.