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October 8 @ 11:00 AM EDT - October 22 @ 2:00 PM EDT

Learn, and try out, some of the many ways poetry can help to free the writer. Trauma can shut us down; writing poems can help free us to open up again. This workshop will present some of the many ways poetry has helped writers both heal trauma and prevent post-traumatic stress syndrome. Guided by an […]

November 4 @ 10:00 AM EDT - December 9 @ 1:00 PM EST

Learn how our brains are wired for poetry, and use that knowledge to enrich your writing. “Whole-Brain Poetry” is an opportunity to explore some of the ways poetry interacts with the brain, and to enrich your writing with that knowledge. This includes but goes beyond the use of metaphor. Through writing exercises, close examination of […]

November 5 @ 11:00 AM EST - 2:00 PM EST

In this workshop, we will take a close look at how sentences are put together and how changing their structure can send a poem off in a new direction. Guided by a prize-winning and internationally published author of sonnets, villanelles, and other metrical poems, you’ll first read time-honored sonnets to see how and why they […]

November 12 @ 11:00 AM EST - 2:00 PM EST

“I” does not always mean “me.” In the Persona Poem, or Dramatic Monologue, the poet writes in the voice of another real or imagined person—or even an inanimate object. Guided by a widely published author of persona and other poems, you will read and discuss several time-honored examples, then start new ones of your own. […]

November 19 @ 11:00 AM EST - 2:00 PM EST

Have you discovered the freedom of writing in forms? Here’s an opportunity to shed any misconception that received forms are constricting. Inspired by Richard Moore’s “The Rule That Liberates,” we will do brief writing exercises that use the enchantment of meter and rhyme to liberate your deeper imagination. After exploring several traditional forms, we will […]