Fort Morgan, CO. 01/22/13. Morgan Community College (MCC) Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE) brings you world-renowned American musician, singer, songwriter, artist, and poet Gordon Bok. Bok will come to Fort Morgan on March 15 and 16 to exhibit some of his artwork, give a musical performance, and conduct a poetry workshop.
The free workshop, titled Moving Poetry Toward Music, will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 in MCC’s Founders Room, 920 Barlow Road. The workshop is limited to 15 people, and Bok requests each participant to submit one original poem or story by February 28 so that he will have an opportunity to look them over before the session. Participants who sign up after that deadline may bring their writing to the workshop itself.
"In a life spent working around the coast (and country), I've encountered some interesting people and experiences. Some of these I've managed to process: they've found voices in songs, poetry, writing and instruments I've designed,” says Bok, a resident of Camden, Maine. Those enrolled in the workshop will not necessarily come away with a polished product, but rather an understanding of how to approach a poem and learn tools to transform it to music, notes one of CACE’s Coordinators, Rachel Kellum.
If you are interested in participating in the poetry workshop, please email one original poem or story to Rachel.Kellum@MorganCC.edu. The first 15 people to send their poems will be registered for this workshop, and a confirmation email will be sent the first week in March. “This is a unique opportunity to be mentored by a gifted artist,” notes Kellum.
For more information about Gordon Bok, please visit www.gordonbok.com. To learn more about Bok’s upcoming events in Fort Morgan, check out Morgan Community College’s website for CACE at www.MorganCC.edu/CACE.