Meals are our culture and sustenance; they are spiritually and physically necessary. In celebration of the harvest season, this introductory workshop encourages participants to explore their connections to food through poetry.

By reading and writing poems about, for example, an eggplant or a dumpling, we can discover new truths about who we are in relation to our families, our friends, our past and our present.

In this workshop, we will use recipes, memories and sensory perceptions to generate food-related poetic language. Participants will be encouraged to take chances with their writing, and they will be guided to provide feedback to others as a way to help each poem achieve its own excellence.

The workshop is designed for writers at any level, but new writers are especially encouraged to register.

Hope Jordan is a candidate for an MFA in Creative Writing at UMass Boston, where she taught The Art of Poetry for two years and where she won the 2018 Academy of American Poets University and College Poetry Prize. Hope was the first official poetry slam master in New Hampshire.

Oct. 26. 9 am-3 pm. $60. To register, call the school at 603-627-0005.