Sylvia Plath’s ARIEL POEMS:
A Study Group sponsored by Soapstone
Starts October 27
Limited to 15
Sylvia Plath was so much more than her suicide. She was one of the most brilliant and controversial poets of the Twentieth Century. The Ariel poems, which she wrote in the last few months of her life, startle and stun us and reveal her joy, torment, and genius.
The study group will meet for four Tuesdays, starting on the anniversary of her birthday (October 27) and ending just before the anniversary of her death. Meetings will be held at the Multnomah Friends Meeting, Room #23 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm: October 27, December 8, January 5, February 9.
Each session will combine discussion of her poems with writing from her work. The study group welcomes both readers and writers, those who already know or those who want to know Plath’s work. This is not a writing workshop, but writing exercises will be included to enhance the exploration of Plath’s poetry.
There is a fee of $35 for the series (payable to Soapstone, 622 SE 29th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214) and covers the cost of a used copy of Ariel. Scholarship inquiries are welcomed. Pre-registration is required. To sign up for the study group or inquire about a scholarship send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.