Thursday, September 27, 2012



The Writer’s Eye competition links the inspiration of writers to the creative vision of artists. Participants are
invited to write a poem or short story in response to the artwork from the “Out and About” Sculpture Exhibit. The Writer’s Eye competition begins September 27th and runs until November 17, 2012. Visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour or schedule a guided tour of the exhibit.

The competition is open to students in grades 4-12, college students, and adults. Entry forms should
accompany submissions. Entry forms are located on the website under Programs:Writer's Eye.

Ribbons will be awarded in the following age categories:

Category 1: Grades 4, 5, 6
Category 2: Grades 7, 8, 9
Category 3: Grades 10, 11, 12
Category 4: College and Adult

Deadline for entries is November 24, 2012 by 5:00 pm. An reading of the winning works and an awards ceremony will be held at YorkArts on First Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm.

Featuring a wide range of artists, materials, and concepts, the “Out and About” Sculpture Exhibit
highlights the creative potential of mass in relation to its surrounding environment. This exhibit seeks to
challenge our audience’s definition of form, and to stimulate an overall awareness of space in the everyday
lives of each viewer.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fall Writing Classes

Kick-Start Your Muse
This Writing-intensive class is loaded with prompts, suggestions, and inspiration to get your poetic muse into action! You will play Poetry Poker, translate the work of established poets, share ideas and phrases, and master forms like the sonnet and villanelle. The final two classes will employ analysis and critique, culminating in a public reading of your own poems.(Ages 18+)
Instructor: Carol Clark Williams, poet laureate emeritus of York
Location: YorkArts@CityArts, 118 W. Philadelphia St.,York
Wednesdays(4), 6-8pm, Oct.3-24
$95/$85 for members

Out/Loud Poetry Workshop 
Discover your hidden orator. Learn simple techniques to read to an audience with confidence and effect. This workshop will transform murmurs into music and rambling into rhapsody. Classes are driven by student performance and group critique. (Ages 14+)

Instructor: Keith Baughman
Location: YorkArts Gallery, 10 N. Beaver St., York
Sundays(3), 3-5pm, October 14-28
$30/$20 for members

Write Travel Articles
Do you dream of getting articles published? Your dream can become reality once you learn the simple keys to presenting your unique story in a way that captures readers' attention. You don't have to trek to Africa to write interesting travel articles: every place is worth writing about. For unpublished and published writers.(Ages 16+)
Instructor: Beth Fowler
Location : YorkArts@CityArts, 118 W. Philadelphia St., York
Saturday, Oct. 20, 9am-noon
$35/ $30 for members

Poetry in Prom Attire
Who says you could never write a poem? Learn the basics of poetic devices, language, meter, and rhyme through these various workshops. Then use them to create your own classic poem.(Ages16+)
Instructor: Carol Clark Williams, poet laureate emeritus of York
Location : YorkArts@CityArts, 118 W. Philadelphia St., York
Sundays, 1-2:30pm
$25/$20 for members

Oct. 21: The sonnet
The sonnet is a rhymed and metered form of 14 lines

Oct.28:Variations on the Sonnet(Oct.21 class is required)

Nov.4: The Pantoum
The pantoum is a poem based on line repetition.

Nov.11: The Villanelle
The villanelle is a form 19 lines long with only two rhyme sounds

Nov. 18:The Sestina
The Sestina is a poem of six stanzas with repeated end words.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Poetry Spoken Here

Poetry Spoken Here        at YorkArts  CityArts    

                                                            118 Philadelphia St.,  York
 Held the first Monday of the month.
          Next Event:  Monday, October 1 at 7pm

Judy Wolfman will share her expertise on how to prepare a manuscript or document for submission, what kind of cover letter will attract an editor's attention, and the basic format and content that will enable an aspiring writer to get a foot in the door of a publication. Bring your questions, and your poems for the open reading to follow.

Judy retired from the York City School District, where she was a Pre-K teacher, First grade teacher, and ended her career there as a Developmental teacher. Along the way, she became a professional storyteller, children's author, and playwright with credits that include a "Life on the Farm" series of 9 books, "How and Why Stories for Readers Theatre," seven children's plays, and over 150 magazine articles, short stories and poems. She's still writing, and teaches storytelling and writing at a variety of venues.