Becoming // Poetry


In celebration of Arts Month 2022, Becoming // Poetry will host an evening of poetry, drinks, and music in the Hagnauer Gallery at the Manitou Art Center (MAC) on the evening of Wednesday, October 19.

The fun begins at 5PM with a poetry workshop entitled SPONTANEOUS OVERFLOW, where Peyton and Katie will cover writing techniques and offer guidance on how to write a spontaneous poem.

During the second half of the evening, the Becoming // Poetry poets will offer custom typewriter poetry while guests enjoy drinks at the bar, live music, and several art exhibitions at the MAC. We hope that this night leaves you with a pocketful of poetry and heart full of motivation to follow the muse wherever it leads.

Event Schedule:

  • 5:00-6:00PM: Poetry Workshop
  • 6:00-7:30PM: Custom Poetry + Drinks + Jams
  • 7:30-8:00PM: Close with brief poetry readings + mini open mic!

Swing through or stay for the whole night! For questions, email Becoming // Poetry at

Peyton Elise Craft is a local COS poet who writes mostly about heartache and loss – finding answers in the spilling of her heart-blood onto paper. She is also a lifestyle photographer and creative, spending most of her time outdoors and with her husband and pup! She just published her first poetry collection titled Beyond the Yellow Door, which can be found on her website, and she plans to publish more in the future! To find Peyton’s latest writings, tune into her Instagram @peyyyyyyy.
Katie Scruggs Galloway is a writer and editor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is the co-creator of Becoming // Poetry where she writes spontaneous poems on her Smith-Corona typewriter and hosts writing workshops, encouraging creativity and honesty as a means of fostering connection. When she’s not working with words, you can find Katie creating through music (Color Math on Spotify) and film photography (@k.galloway_).


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