Acclaimed Kansas poet Diane Wahto will present Pruning the Maze: The Poetry Critique at the WordFest writers conference from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday.
Poetry sometimes seems like a maze of words that grows out of control. Engaging another set of eyes often helps the poet trim and shape that maze of words into a creation people will want to wander through and peruse, coming out satisfied at the end. Poetry critique is helpful if it accomplishes that goal. In this session, Diane will discuss what changes, if any, will help poets find their way through the maze.
This session is part of the WordFest writers conference hosted by MacWriters Group and McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation, and sponsored by McPherson Concrete.
Diane Wahto, retired Butler Community College English instructor, has an MFA in creative writing from Wichita State University. Her poem, “Someone Is Always Watching,” won the American Academy of Poets award in 1985. Since then, her work has been published in journals and magazines.
To learn more about the session or the conference and to register, download the conference program at http://www.mcphersonmuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Writers-Conference-ProgramMar232013.pdf or call 620-241-8464 for more information. Pre-registration via credit card is possible by calling 620-241-8464 until noon Friday (leave a message if no answer); cash and checks will be accepted at the registration desk. Cost is $15.