Poetry for seniors

Poetry for Seniors provides Park County seniors and other residents opportunities to be reflective, creative, and in community. 

February 2023 

Poetry workshop: using family photographs & memories to craft poems

Elk River Arts & Lectures is hosting a poetry workshop at the Park County Senior Center!

Montana’s former Poet Laureate, Michael Earl Craig, will run this 2-session poetry workshop:

Friday, February 10 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. and
Friday, February 24 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Workshop participants will use photographs and memories from their lives as writing prompts, doing a series of writing exercises and eventually crafting poems – with Craig’s guidance!

This workshop is geared toward seniors, but everyone is welcome. Free for Senior Center members, $2 for non-members. Registration is not required.

Call 406 220 8630 or email director@elkriverarts.org if you have any questions.

** Please bring an old photograph or two along! Digital photographs are fine! **

Michael Earl Craig’s most recent book of poems is Woods and Clouds Interchangeable (Wave Books, 2019). He’s published poems in various magazines, journals and anthologies, including Poetry, The Believer, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry 2014. A recent Poet Laureate for the state of Montana, he lives in the Shields Valley where he shoes horses for a living.

Elk River Arts & Lectures is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate & cultivate Livingston’s literary legacy.

Park County Senior Center’s mission is to promote the physical, the intellectual, and social well-being of the county’s aging population.