Winter Poetry

Thursday, December 28, 2023.

Two events starting at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively

Poetry Workshop, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Imagine stepping into a forest glade at twilight and finding—what, exactly? Experience “Forest Vespers,” an imaginative guided meditation tailored specifically to writers, meant to generate inventive and unexpected images, phrases, and ideas. This workshop welcomes writers of any style and experience level and is led by poet and former Heritage Church member Erica Minton Reid. There will be an opportunity to share at the end of the workshop, with no pressure to do so.

A donation of $10 is requested for this fundraising event only. Please register here: and include “poetry workshop” in the comment line. Your registration is a tax-deductible contribution to Heritage UU Church. Thank you!

After the workshop there will be a break for dinner.

Poetry Reading and Open Mic, 6:30 p.m.

All are invited to a reading featuring former Heritage Church member Erica Minton Reid, winner of the 2023 Donald Justice Poetry Prize for her debut collection Ghost Man on Second; and Dick Westheimer, a father and gardener living in SW Ohio who has taken up poetry to make sense of the world. Both Erica and Dick have published poems in Rattle and other poetry journals. Erica’s and Dick’s readings will be followed by an open mic.

Image courtesy of Viktor Hanacek via picjumbo.