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“Poem Alive: The Heart Center & Arteries that Feed” with Michelle Doege

Saturday, November 18

Downtown Kelowna branch ORL

1380 Ellis St, Kelowna

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

What is the heart center of a poem? What are the arteries – the creative craft of technique -- to feed into that center? We will focus on the power of one image, the music and metaphor, leaps and surprise. We will explore how these poetic-arteries that weave towards the heart center are indeed the life force of the poem.

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Writer of poems and stories, Michelle Doege is also an educator and a nurturer of the many creative communities she has called home in both Canada and the U.S. Her debut book of poems, Root of Light, was recently released with Shanti Arts Publishing (2022). Her story, “End of a Rainbow,” appears in Caitlin Press’s Wherever I Find Myself:  Stories of Canadian Immigrant Women (2017) and her “Siva’s Fire” was twice shortlisted for the Malahat Review’s Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Award (2021/22). Her poems – both print and video – have appeared in Why We Write: Poets of Vernon, Smoke & Ash, Possessions: The Eldon House Poems, Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, and Farm Folk City Folk. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing in poetry and mixed genre from Augsburg College, Minneapolis, and currently writes and offers creative writing workshops from her now home of Vernon, BC.

To learn more about her writing & creative endeavors, visit her at:

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