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Rosie Peters Poetry Class – meets May to Oct

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Walking Into the Woods with Rosie Peters
 – A Marine Poetry Cohort

Bravely embark on a new poetry venture led by author, activist, and storyteller Rosetta “Rosie” Peters. Limited to 12 participants, the cohort will commit to a five-month process of figuratively and metaphorically “walking into the woods” together, exploring grief, trauma, our inner lives, and more through poetry.

A poetry reading for the public will be held on October 3, 2024, at the Brookside Bar & Grill.

Sherman Alexie said, “Vulnerability is contagious.” Rosie’s body of work is one that speaks the hard truth of topics like child molestation, rape, and emotional, mental, and physical abuse. “But also, my work celebrates family, motherhood, community, hope, forgiveness, and love,” Rosie says. “Above all, love.”

The cohort will meet biweekly on Thursday evenings at three locations in Marine on St. Croix: Christ Lutheran Church, Marine Community Library, and Marine Mills Folk School. Occasionally, the group will visit nearby wooded or natural areas for inspiration. The cohort framework will include writing prompts and time for writing, workshopping one another’s pieces, reading works from both old favorites and contemporary poets, and small group work.

Class Details
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Limited to 12 participants
Ages 16+

Class Dates and Locations
May 16: Marine Community Library
May 30: Marine Community Library
June 13: Marine Mills Folk School
June 27: Marine Mills Folk School
July 11: Christ Lutheran Church
July 25: Christ Lutheran Church
Aug 8: Marine Mills Folk School
Aug 29: Marine Community Library
Sept 12: Christ Lutheran Church
Sept 26: Marine Mills Folk School
October 3: Poetry reading at the Brookside Bar & Grill

Class registration
Registration is facilitated through Marine Mills Folk School – click here.
Learn more at the Bosso Poetry Company event at the Brookside, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.
Class participation is free, but is limited to 12 people.

About Rosetta “Rosie” Peters
Rosetta “Rosie” Peters is a poet, author, public speaker, storyteller, and activist. She is of Yankton, Crow Creek, and Oglala descent and is excited to be a part of the revitalization of her ancestral language, Dakota. Rosie is the recipient of a 2020 Minnesota State Arts Board Creative Support for Individuals grant and a 2021 Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Next Step grant. She has performed her poetry throughout the Midwest, often with live musical accompaniment by Minnesota composer/musician JG Everest. In 2022, Peters and Everest recorded and released a chapbook album of original work titled “The Hummingbird’s Dance.”

Rosie’s influences include Paul Dunbar, Maya Angelou, Natalie Diaz, Joy Harjo, Sierra DeMulder and Lewis Hyde.

Photo credit: Ne-Dah-Ness-Rose-Greene

This class is being offered through a collaboration of Christ Lutheran Church, Marine Community Library, Marine Mills Folk School, and Rosie Peters.


May 16
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm