ArtOberfest: Poetry for Social Change Workshop with Grace Wilentz

Saturday, October 21, 2023 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Greenlease Gallery atrium

Join Dublin, Ireland-based visiting poet Grace Wilentz for a workshop focused on the power of poetry to advance social change. Poems mystify and rattle. They remind us that the poem is a place for freedom, and for declaring individual standards of beauty and justice. Through this three-hour workshop, participants will come away with new poems, receive support and feedback, and discover new perspectives on the art of writing poetry. If desired, poems generated during the workshop can be collected and designed into graphic broadsheets for public display on the Rockhurst campus. All skill levels are welcome and no experience in writing poetry is required! Registration is a must as space is limited. $15 fee includes refreshments and writing materials (Rockhurst students free of charge). Please register here


Grace Wilentz’s debut collection, The Limit of Light (The Gallery Press, 2020) was named one of the best books of the year in The Irish Independent and The Irish Times. Most recently, she was selected as a Next Generation Artist by The Arts Council of Ireland. Grace co-edits SEED, a mixed media journal of art and writing which seeks to expand the imaginative potential of what a journal can be. She has taught creative writing at Irish universities and in diverse community settings. For more check out