Upcoming Poetry Workshop

The Syracuse Poster Project, which aims to create a sense of place through a series of illustrated poetry posters displayed throughout downtown Syracuse, will join The Stand to lead the next public writing workshop, on haiku poetry, March 26. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26, at the new South Side Communication Center, located at 2331 S. Salina St. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Each summer, the project solicits the three-line form of poetry to best represent Syracuse: downtown, different parts of the city or the nearby countryside.

Project organizers sought to teach a workshop with The Stand as a way to connect with a part of the community that has an increasingly vibrant presence in the arts. Workshop organizer Herm Card said, “Utilizing the energy of The Stand provides a connection to encourage writing and enhance our goal to provide artistic and educational opportunities throughout Syracuse.” The annual poster series will come out in April and will be on display for a full year.

There is no registration necessary to attend. To learn more, e-mail ashley@mysouthsidestand.com. And to learn more about the Poster Project, visit the Syracuse Poster Project website.