The Book Garden in Frenchtown is continuing its SPARK workshops series in February. The workshops are designed for both new and experienced writers and can be taken as a series or individually.

The upcoming workshops are:

Poetry as an Art and Inspiration
Sat., Feb 11 from 10am to noon

The workshop will encourage both poets and non-poets to view their writing, and the world around them, through a poet’s eyes. Participants will read and discuss a variety of poetry, and learn how poetry can inform your own writing as well as work on personal verse. The workshop instructor is John Smith, who has an MA in American Literature from Lehigh University. John retired from teaching Creative Writing at Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington, NJ in 2010. John’s first poetry collection, Even That Indigo is published by Hip Pocket Press.

Getting Personal – Telling Your Story
Sat. Feb., 18 from 10am to noon

Learn how to tell your personal story and the art of writing memoir with Skye Van Saun. Skye holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. A featured poet at the Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge Poetry Festival and nominee for a Pushcart Prize for “Hide nor Hair” in the anthology Submerged: Tales from the Basin. She teaches creative writing at Bucks County Community College’s New Hope/Solebury Community School.

The cost for each workshop is $40 per session. Registration is required and space is limited. Contact The Book Garden at 908-996-2022 or [email protected] for details.