I will be conducting a new series of poetry workshops this winter at Theater 150. Whether you are just getting started with poetry, or trying to find space on the shelf for yet another poetry prize, you are warmly invited to come cozy up to the art of well-chosen words. Theater 150 is also offering a substantial discount if you sign up for all three classes in the series before January 8th. Class size is extremely limited, and expected to fill up fast. All proceeds once again go to benefit our beloved local theater.
Here are the dates and descriptions for each workshop:
Tactics for Sneaky Poets
Saturday, January 8th, 10am-1pm
Learn new ways to spice up your relationship to poem writing in this fun, interactive course. This class will get you writing and revising in unconventional ways, to spark new creative ideas and energize your poems. Class size is limited to a maximum of five participants to give us an opportunity to shake things up. See poetry from a new angle and take away practical tips to overcome writers’ block and invigorate your revisions.
More Joy of Revision in Poetry
Saturday, January 29th, 10am-1pm
Bring a poem of your own to this interactive poetry workshop. Learn how to give and receive feedback in a supportive environment. Discover how to “calibrate” your perceptions and intentions as a writer through input from intelligent, engaged peers. Explore matters of form and narrative, meaning and mood in your own work along with a select group of fellow writers. Class size is limited to a maximum of five participants to give us an opportunity to dig deep, not only into the poems of the day, but the writing process in general. Come away not only with insights into your own poem, but into the greater conversation of poetry.
Exploring Form in Poetry
Saturday, February 19th, 10am-1pm
You don’t have to know your sestinas from your villanelles to learn how timeless poetic forms can make your poems sing. Class size is limited to a maximum of five participants to give us an opportunity to explore a range of forms through practical exercises and discussion. Learn about forms by practicing several, and come away with a quiver full of new ideas, and a new appreciation for the centuries-old tradition of form in poetry.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Here’s to a season of warmth and poetry!