Local Poet to Attend Appalachian Writer's Workshop
June 11, 2015, Pikeville,
KY. - Local poet Sabne Raznik has
been invited to attend the Appalachian Writer's Workshop at HindmanSettlementSchool this summer as a
beneficiary of the UK Pike County Cooperative Extension Service for Fine Arts.
The Appalachian Writer's Workshop is the premiere writer's
workshop in Kentucky.
It is hosted by HindmanSettlementSchool
in Hindman, KY. This year, it will be held July 26 - 31,
Raznik applied to the Workshop by sending 10 work-in-progress
poems. Due to limited space, only the highest quality applications are accepted
as participants. Each participant is assigned ahead of time to specific
sessions. Raznik is assigned to the poetry sessions that will be lead by
Crystal Wilkinson. (As of July 14, 2015, Raznik's workshop leader will be Marianne Worthington.)
Sabne Raznik has published two full-length poetry
collections - her debut work, Following
Hope, in 2007 and Linger to Look in
2015. Raznik hand made an art book to benefit St. Jude's ResearchHospital,
Marrow, in 2013. She has published
throughout the U.S., in Ireland,
and on the internet. Among those who have offered praise for her poetry is
acclaimed Irish poet Brendan Kennelly. She is a songwriter and folk artist,
working in both traditional and digital mediums. She has also worked with the
ACT Theatre in Elkhorn City,
Raznik says: "It is a real honor to be invited to the
Appalachian Writer's Workshop. It's still sinking in, really."
Raznik's participation in the Workshop is made possible by a
grant from the UK Pike County Cooperative Extension Service for Fine Arts that
will cover tuition and rooming, as well as other expenses.
"It was Stephanie Richards' (the Pike County Extension
Agent for Fine Arts) idea that I apply. I never would have without her
encouragement." Raznik explains.
I have closed my Etsy store. Please, let it be known that you can now find my art work and order various items and prints at Fine Art America.
I have been invited to the Hindman Settlement School's Appalachian Writers' Workshop this year (2015). Originally, I was scheduled in Crystal Wilkinson's workshops, but she has had to cancel. Marianne Worthington is filling her shoes. We will have daily workshops and readings as well as a half hour of individual teaching with our workshop leader. I am very excited and honoured to be accepted to attend! If you will be in Hindman, KY USA during July 26 -31, 2015, I'll see you there!