Former Westmont resident to host online poetry workshop

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Author / poet Tom Catalano will host a live workshop, “Poetry: How and Why,” as part of the Inkwell Writers’ Group Monthly Reunion.

The online meeting with Catalano as a guest speaker will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday February 1 via Zoom. Anyone interested in writing and learning more about how to become a poet is encouraged to attend this free presentation.

The former Westmont resident is the author of eight books of poetry, two short stories and one witty quote book. He has written over 2,000 poems and sold over 7,000 copies of his books. During the workshop, Catalano will read humorous and touching excerpts from his poetry books and discuss his inspiration and motivation. The author will dispel the popular misconception that poetry is long, sad, or difficult to understand. It will also explain why writing poetry is important and how to get started.

Catalano’s rhyming poems take a light look at everyday events that adults can relate to, such as being in an elevator with someone wearing too much cologne, the trauma of having dreams of work, vacations gone bad, vacation celebrations and the challenges of being a writer. His sentimental poems are heartwarming reflections of people, places and events. His poems have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country and in Canada.

Catalano has read his work at over two hundred bookstores, libraries and community events across the country. He currently resides in Crossville, Tenn. More information about Tom Catalano or his books can be found on his website: tomcatalano.com.

The Inkwell is a group dedicated to educating and supporting novice and accomplished writers and is open to writers of all skill levels and genres. During the monthly meetings, the focus will be on creativity, craftsmanship and writing. The group is supported by Pennwriters, Inc., a non-profit, multi-genre writing organization established in 1988 as a networking tool for published and aspiring writers.

Inkwell Meetings are open to all writers, from beginner to published. If you are planning to attend the February online event, or for more information on Pennwriters and The Inkwell, contact Jennifer D. Diamond, Area 4 representative, at [email protected], or Jennifer.d .diamond.writer @ gmail.com.


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