TIME: Six Thursdays, August 30th, September 6th, September 13th, September 20th, September 27th, and October 4th, 6-9 PM
PRICE: After Saturday, August 25th: $200 members, $230 non-members. After Saturday, August 25th: $215 members, $245 non-members
LEVELS: Beginning and Intermediate
In this workshop we will explore what poetry is, why we write it, and how we write it. To understand the fundamentals of what makes a poem a poem, we will examine a broad range of poetic forms and styles, from the lyrical to the prose to the plain-spoken or conversational poem. Through guided writing prompts, students will experiment with writing their own poems in varying styles, challenging themselves to try new forms, tones, and approaches. We will do some serious learning in our time together, but, more importantly, we will open ourselves to playfulness and the joy of writing. We will find out what it means to see poetry as a tool to connect at a deeper level with ourselves and others, while being surprised by our new abilities to realize wonder and delight in the world.
Please note: This workshop builds on Leslie Contreras-Schwa