Poetry Drop-In Workshops


Poetry Drop-In Workshops will be held at the West Tisbury library, led by Island poet Donald Nitchie. According to a press release, these workshops will be held on three spring Thursdays, and workshops will be co-facilitated by a special guest poet. Participants will read and discuss two or more poems from classic and contemporary poets, and then use those poems as models for in-class writing exercises. As the poet William Matthews once said, “Artists have their life drawing classes — why can’t writers have a similar kind of thing?” These workshops are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Workshop schedule:

  • Thursday, April 25, from 4:30 to 6 pm, co-facilitated by Arnie Reisman.
  • Thursday, May 23, from 4:30 to 6 pm, co-facilitated by Jill Jupen
  • Thursday, June 20, from 4:30 to 6 pm, co-facilitated by Fan Ogilvie


Donald Nitchie is a poet from Chilmark whose poetry collection “Driving Lessons” was published by Pudding House in 2008.