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Workshops: Poetry 101: The Craft of Writing a Poem (5/18)
Thu, May 18, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
POETRY 101: THE CRAFT OF WRITING A POEM, with Erin Miller
Three Workshops — $30 each or all three for $75 (member price)
Workshop Dates: Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18. 7-9 pm. The best way to learn the craft is to read it, so we’ll devote the first part of the class to reading and discussing sample poems that exhibit a variety of techniques. Afterwards, we’ll dive into the mechanics of poetry—discuss what makes a poem a poem and look at the different genres and shapes a poem can take. We’ll spend the last half of the class writing our own short poems and gathering prompts and sources for developing an ongoing poetry writing practice.
Monthly workshops follow for those who want to continue exploring the craft. Each class provides an opportunity to discover new poetic forms and deepen the writing practice.