Instructor:  Shari Wagner

Date: Saturday, June 15

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: IWC

Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members /senior members/military members

Genesis 19 tells the story of Lot’s Wife who turns to see the destruction of Sodom and becomes a pillar of salt. Did she look back in disobedience or out of compassion? What is our responsibility to bear witness? What are the consequences when we look back? How might we see contemporary events or painful personal events through the light of this text? We will examine some poems inspired by the specific story of Lot’s Wife (for instance, “Lot’s Wife” by Anna Akhmatova) and poems of witness from other contexts (such as “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa). This workshop will include writing exercises that will help participants craft a rough draft of their own poem of remembering and witness.


  • Occurred Saturday, June 15th, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Indiana Writers Center

1125 Brookside Avenue Ste. B25
Indianapolis, IN 46202


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