Award-winning poet Laurie Perry Vaughen, of Chattanooga, Tenn., will lead a workshop titled “Art and Spirituality” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at University United Methodist Church, 1085 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.

Vaughen, whose work has been published in numerous reviews, including Kalliope: A Journal of Women’s Art, Lullwater Review, Carolina Quarterly, and Cold Mountain Review, has won the James Dickey Award and the Amon Liner Award at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A former magazine editor, she also has worked with a number of nonprofits, including the Hunter Museum of American Art and St. Andrews Center, a multicultural, faith-based urban center in Chattanooga. She currently is completing a Master of Arts in creative writing. Vaughen says her writing focuses on the observation of everyday events, memories, and truths that often go unnoticed. In the March 27 workshop, she will illustrate the use of art in worship and other areas of church life.

The workshop is open to the public; cost is $10 and includes lunch. To register, call 475-7277 or e-mail uumc@twcny.rr.com.