Keith Flynn’s “Inspiration Station”

Keith SingsThe photographer, Cartier-Bresson, believed that his lens had to be aimed at the decisive moment, when the photograph was willing to surrender, or when the confluence of events was at its apex. Most professional writers can’t wait for inspiration to strike, or for the abiding image or core theme of the work to emerge.

This workshop, Inspiration Station, will focus on identifying ideas and rhythms to jumpstart the creative process, with exercises designed to spark the imagination. This will be a very active workshop, with lots of writing and prompts to use when inspiration wanes. This class will focus on line structure and the aspects of language that help create inventive rhythm and flow, demonstrating how to make the work more dynamic and muscular on the page.

Participants should bring at least 20 copies of each manuscript they want share during the workshop. Any work deemed exemplary will be considered for publication in The Asheville Poetry Review.

At the door registration begins at 4:30 pm. Event begins at 5:00 sharp. Find out more about the poet at

NCWN members are welcome to participate in the reception and Open Mic. Contact Celestine at  for details.

About the poet:  KEITH FLYNN is an award-winning poet, singer, and editor who has published five books of poetry and essays, and is the founder and managing editor of The Asheville Poetry Review. From 1984-1998, Flynn was the lead singer and lyricist for The Crystal Zoo, a nationally acclaimed rock band that released three albums. This new incarnation, The Holy Men, provides musical accompaniment to poems from all of Flynn’s books, as well as new songs and re-imagined versions of Flynn’s back catalog of recorded material. His latest book is Colony Collapse Disorder.

“Flynn’s poems are original, passionate, vigorous and musical narratives that roam the full spectrum of the art. Keith Flynn is a true original, and a national treasure.”                                         ~Jennifer McPherson, The Comstock Review

“Imagine Blake doing rock and roll, filled with the spirit of Howling Wolf and Bill Monroe.”                                                        ~Joe Napora, Small Press Review

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Members of the NC Writers' Network who live in Pitt and Wilson Counties in North Carolina.
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