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Tammy Robacker poetry workshop at Write@253’s Tacoma Hilltop space

Former Tacoma poet laureate Tammy Robacker will lead a four-week poetry workshop beginning this weekend, courtesy of local writing group Write@253. The workshop series “Writing Poetry for the Five Senses” runs for the next four Sundays.

Robacker was chosen as the Tacoma poet laureate for 2010-11, and has since led numerous workshops and poetry events. Her poems, many of which are set in the Northwest and spring from events in her life, have been published in “The Vicissitudes” (Exquisite Disarray, 2010). The workshop series studies traditional poetic forms from sonnet and sestina to free-form non-rhyming, focusing on the use

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Sign up now for poetry workshops with Tacoma’s Poet Laureate Josie Emmons Turner

Tacoma’s Poet Laureate Josie Emmons Turner will hold a series of two poetry workshops with culminating reading this June. The subject is how to separate the poet from the poem’s speaker, and registration deadline is this Friday.

“The Author vs. The Speaker: Doing what’s best for the poem” explores how to tell a story while still making poetry sing by looking at the work of both poetry masters and workshop participants.

Chosen by the Tacoma Arts Commission as this year’s poet laureate, Emmons Turner has been published in “California Quarterly,” “Floating Bridge Review,” “Backstreet Review,” “In Tahoma’s Shadow,” and other

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Critic’s Picks: “Picasso” at SAM, weaving at the Burke Museum, Dia de los Muertos at TAM and poetry workshop

Picasso at SAM

Pablo Picasso comes to Seattle Art Museum in a big way over 150 paintings, drawing, sculptures and photographs for the first major survey of this artist in the Northwest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday through Jan. 17, 2011. $20 adults/$20 seniors and military/$18 students and ages 13-17/free for under-12/discounts on first Thursdays and 5-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, and for groups. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave., Seattle. 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org, www.picassoinseattle.org

Weaving at the Burke

The Burke Museum’s textile collection show, “Weaving Heritage,” showcases textile masterpieces from the museum’s international collection. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily,

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