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Tacoma poet laureate Josie Emmons Turner hosts free poetry workshop at University of Puget Sound

Tacoma’s Poet Laureateship isn’t just laurels and glory – the position, supported by Tacoma’s Arts Commission, entails giving workshops and otherwise encouraging poetry in our community. One of those workshops is coming up this weekend. Current poet laureate Josie Emmons Turner will host a free poetry writing and critique workshop 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the University of Puget Sound.

Participants will have the opportunity to examine their own and others’ poetry from the reader’s perspective, with constructive feedback. Emmons Turner, a published poet with an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University, will also offer technical advice on

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