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8-Week Mixed Levels Poetry Workshop (4/1 - 5/20)

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The Drawing Board

1900 Jay Ell Drive

Richardson, TX 75081

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Whether you’re an experienced poet or are completely new to the world of poetry, this class is designed to help bring your work to the next level! In this 8-week, mixed levels course we will focus heavily on the craft of writing. Throughout the term, we will read and discuss a broad selection of successful contemporary poetry and will apply what we’ve learned to our weekly workshop conversations, wherein each student will receive detailed and insightful feedback on their poems. We will also consult selected chapters from Kim Addonizio’s Ordinary Genius, which will guide our discussions of topics ranging from metaphor and prosody to dealing with complex subject matter and avoiding cliché.

Each week, we will talk about the assigned readings, participate in writing exercises, and—most importantly—discuss each other’s work. Students will have two opportunities to have their work critiqued (up to 3 poems each time), and they will receive feedback from the instructor as well as their classmates. In addition to providing written feedback, students will also be expected to adhere to respectful and open-minded workshopping standards.

NOTE: Students are required to purchase a copy of The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, edited by Rita Dove and Ordinary Genius, by Kim Addonizio.

  • Class size limited to 8 writers

  • Meets Mondays 7:00PM to 9:00PM / April 1, 2019 to May 20, 2019

  • Class meets at The Drawing Board at 75 & Campbell: 1900 Jay Ell Dr / Richardson, TX / 75081

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.

Instructor Mag Gabbert holds a PhD in creative writing from Texas Tech University and an MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, 32 Poems, Stirring, Carve Magazine, Sugar House Review and The Nervous Breakdown, among other places. She currently teaches creative writing for the Graduate Department of Liberal Studies at Southern Methodist University and serves as an editor for Iron Horse Literary Review.

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