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MASS MoCA Poetry Retreat

Join Jan Freeman, poet, founder and former director of Paris Press,
at the Studios at MASS MoCA Artist Residency Center
for a Poetry Retreat in the heart of the Berkshires.

Enroll now through July 7, 2019.

Contact to sign up or ask questions.

Create new poems and work on your manuscript surrounded by art and the beauty of autumn foliage in the Berkshires

Write and revise poems, enjoy daily writing prompts, discussions, readings, and workshops. Explore the many ways that you can use visual art and metaphor to express love, fear, anger, grief, joy, and a multitude of experiences in your poems.

Paintings and sculptures, along with metaphors that arise from the natural landscape, can feed our imaginations and help us access emotions, memories, and language with immediacy and surprise. Join this intimate, eight-person workshop to write and revise poems as you explore the visual feasts of MASS MoCA, the Clark Institute, and the Williams College Museum of Art. New and experienced poets are welcome.

Each participant will receive a private 90 minute manuscript consultation or a conference
with Jan Freeman, which focuses on 6 poems of your choice.
In-depth manuscript consultations will be available for an additional fee.

Studio space at the museum, accommodations, and cost

Private writing studio at the museum, with 24/7 access.

Private bedroom (queen-sized bed) with shared bathroom and kitchen
in two four-bedroom apartments across the street from MASS MoCA.

Free admission to MASS MoCA, the Clark Art Institute,
and the Williams College Museum of Art throughout the week.

Welcome dinner on Oct. 23.

Lunches at MASS MoCA’s eatery Lickety Split, Oct. 24 – Oct. 28.

Free parking

$1,500. Limited financial assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Payable via Venmo @ Jan-Freeman-7 or send a check snailmail to
Jan Freeman, P.O.Box 487, Ashfield, MA 01330

To reserve your space and to request additional information, contact:

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