Dangerously Poetic Press presents

               the Grand Finale

         at Ocean Shores Art Expo

                                    Join us to celebrate the moment

                                       in song, dance, and poetry

on Sunday, the 25th of August from 1:30-3 pm at             

Ocean Shores Primary School Hall.

This cultural afternoon is the last chance to see the community art at the annual Ocean Shores Art Expo, so come early to peruse the exhibition.

This show is a triumph of local creativity!

Poets and poetry lovers are invited bring an Ode celebrating a moment, (one you wrote or one you treasure by someone else) to share

              in our Open Reading.

The Bowlo Choir from Brunswick Heads led by Janet Swain will add a musical touch.

Byron’s own Mana Aloha Hula Troupe will enchant us with their poetry of dance.

The performances on Sunday are free. $2 donation for Ocean Shores Art Expo. A coffee and snacks wagon will be on site.



New Poetry Workshop:

Passion and Patterns:

                finding feeling through form

Form offers a container.  It occupies the thinking mind so the subconscious mind can slip in strange and unpredictable connections that vivify a poem. In this supportive circle, we will experiment with contemporary themes expressed through classical forms like the pantoum, glosa, ghazal, and sestina. We will also invent our own forms. We will approach the page in the spirit of play.

Both new and seasoned poets are welcome.


Six Fridays 30 th August -4th Oct.

             from 9:30 am-12:30 pm in New Brighton

Tuition $200/ $180 for DP members

Limited enrolment. Contact Laura- laurashore9@gmail.com

 Facilitator—Laura Jan Shore is the author of the historical novel, The Sacred Moon Tree and poetry collections, Breathworks and Water over Stone, which won IP Picks Best Poetry 2011. She has taught creative writing and poetry classes and mentored writers for 40 years. President of Dangerously Poetic Press, she has co-edited 12 poetry collections. She earned her MFA in Poetry from Pacific University, Portland, Oregon in June.