VisPo 504

The Class Blog for ENG 504: Visual and Avant-garde Poetry at Univ. of Miami

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Monday, November 13, 2006

visual poetry workshop in France!

The VCCA is pleased to offer workshops for writers at our beautiful new facility in Auvillar, a tiny unspoiled village in the south of France located between Toulouse and Bordeaux, three hours north of Barcelona. Led by award-winning writers, these workshops are geared toward all levels of writers, will feature much individual attention, and will draw upon the charm and beauty of this quaint village.


This intensive workshop provides both group and individual sessions and a combination of discussion, writing prompts and workshop.

The cost of the workshop is $2195 and includes accommodations at a charming local hotel, all meals, introductions to the region and walking tours of Auvillar.

To register, please visit:

A stopover on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Auvillar has a well-earned tradition of hospitality. Designated as one of France's "100 Most Beautiful Villages," Auvillar is set on the broad green Garonne River, with clearly visible remnants of ancient hilltop fortifications, monuments that go back centuries, nearby medieval cathedrals and museums to explore. The weekly farmer’s market is a highlight, and there are also a butcher shop, bakery, pharmacy, tabac, post office and public email access, plus six eateries, ranging from a pizzeria to a four-star restaurant. The region is noted for medieval villages, Faïence pottery, troubadour singing, cassoulet, foie gras, strawberries, exquisite wines and tantalizing cheeses.