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Join OPA in Baking Up Some Poetry

Feeling hungry for inspiration and freshly baked bread? The Ohio Poetry Association is teaming up with the Glass Rooster Cannery in Sunbury, Ohio, for a unique cook-and-write workshop. Space is limited, but any are welcome! In this late summer activity, you will join a group to personally make (and later lunch on) homemade bread. These sensory experiences will influence a bit of freewriting, followed by a reading of the group's poems. Art and antiques barn at Glass Rooster Cannery. To further elaborate on this event, we've posed a few questions to Terry Hermsen, editor of O Taste and See  and English professor at Otterbein University, and Robin Mullet, OPA member who writes the Muse Clues column for the newsletter and is organizer of the event. 1. Robin, what prompted this workshop to combine food and poetry?    “Our president, Chuck Salmons, had brought up the idea at an OPA meeting, mentioning that Terry Hermsen and David Lee Garrison had edited and published a

Don’t miss the Annual OPA All-Star Picnic on Saturday, July 9, 2016

  Share your ideas with people of like-mind and get motivated by their encouragements and experiences. ― Israelmore Ayivor , Shaping the Dream This year’s July OPA Quarterly Business Meeting and All-Star Picnic will be held at the beautiful Jeffrey Park , Memorial Shelter located at 165 N. Parkview Ave., Bexley, Ohio 43209 .    The park is a 40-acre recreation area on the east side of Columbus, complete will all the amenities—hiking trails, playground for children, kayak and canoe ramp, tennis courts, and restroom facilities—the perfect setting for this year’s annual outdoor poetry event. The picnic is open to OPA members and their friends and family, or anyone who is looking for a great afternoon of potluck and poetry. It’s that time of the year when in the beautiful out-of-doors, we can share our ideas and words with people of like-mind and get motivated . An original watercolor painting by Deb Grenert will be raffled . The program promises to be wonderfu