Zion and Poetry — a natural combination

Zion Poetry Speaker Dianne Glancy

Have you heard of the 2011 Poetry in the Park Event at Zion National Park? Me neither until today! Diane Glancy, professor emeritus, publisher of books and poetry and recent filmmaker will be featured at this year’s event and what better place to talk about and write poetry than at Zion!

The workshop costs $60 unless you are a member of Zion Natural History Association (ZNHA) or Utah State Poetry Society, both of which give a 20% discount. You can register and get full details for the workshop at the link above. You’ll need to hurry though, the workshop is March 25th!

At this time of cuts at every level of governments, we need to be very appreciative of the partial funding of the workshop from the Utah Arts Council. Also, if you feel so inclined, please contact your legislators at the local, state and national levels to ask for their continued support of the Arts. I heard just today the living without the arts referred to as “living in a sterile, white box.” What would our world be without the Arts– without the creativity, imagination, beauty that makes life enjoyable? Food and water may sustain the body but the Arts sustain the soul.

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About Karmen

I'm just someone who loves this beautiful earth. I feel that human beings may be writing their own final chapter by the general disregard for the natural systems and unwillingness to adapt to the conditions of our own creation. I believe that God created this world and everything in it, both living and nonliving. I also believe that he expects us to treat it well, to treat it with the same love and respect as He had for it during the creation. The commandment was not only to "multiply" but also to "replenish the earth." We can do better.
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