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Most Folks Frame - Poetry Workshops

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Miss M's Candy Boutique Sweet Shop

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St. Louis, MO 63103

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ABOUT MOST FOLKS AT WORK

Inspired by the Brooklyn-based workshops led by the poet Jayson P. Smith, Most Folks At Work is a recurring writing workshop series based in St. Louis. These workshops respond to an apparent need for community-based workshops that make space for the wealth of St. Louis-area poets and writers who want serious encounters and dialogue for their work, but for whom the structures and environs of university pedagogy may not be convenient or healthy.

Most Folks At Work is intended for adult writers who have [1] previous workshop experience, [2] an active practice of reading / engaging poetry, [3] familiarity with basic terms and craft elements of poetry, and [4] some degree of comfort giving and receiving critical feedback on their art.


ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

MOST FOLKS FRAME:
On Form, Function, & Subversion

The Theory: What is form? What aint form? What/Whom is a particular form for? This workshop will survey conventional and rogue poetic forms. Participants will discuss the argumentative, emotional, and/or mnemonic function of forms; unpack the sociopolitical or historical gravity of certain forms; and speculate together about why particular poets in particular poems subvert the rules of particular forms. This workshop will especially focus on the partnership of form and content.

The Practice: Participants will experiment with adhering to the logic of a poetic form, intentionally breaking the rules of that logic, and creating their own replicable forms. Participants will discuss their peers' attempts at this in workshop.

Sessions:
Wednesdays
Sep 13, 6-8pm
Sep 20, 6-8pm
Sep 27, 6-8pm
Oct 4, 6-8pm
Oct 11, 6-8pm


REGISTRATION

Registration is for all five workshop sessions.

Standard - $75.00
Includes 5 group workshops + critical discussions and 1 one-on-one consultation meeting (1hr+) with review of 3-5 total pages of poetry.

Advanced - $100.00
Includes 5 group workshops + critical discussions, 1 one-on-one consultation meeting (1hr+) with review of 7-10 total pages of poetry, and an individualized reading list.

Payment plans (Standard or Advanced) available.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to take the workshop?

This workshop is for ages 18 and up.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email jphillipreed@gmail.com.


How do I pay the registration fee?

Once you register here, you will be directed to a confirmation page where you will find in the righthand margin further instruction and a PayPal link.

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Miss M's Candy Boutique Sweet Shop

500 North Grand Boulevard

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