Do you want to write poems that help you stand out from the pack, tell stories, build your imagination, and create social change? Writing persona poems – poems in another’s voice – can do all that and more. In this fun, interactive workshop, we’ll discover and practice this underused but highly effective poetic strategy. You’ll also learn how to perform these poems aloud, with the chance to share them at a public reading soon after. Come with notebook or paper, a pen you love, and your imagination. Beginners to experienced poets are all welcome.
Mimi Plevin-Foust recently won the Gordon Square Review Poetry Contest and has written and published persona poems, screenplays and articles in numerous magazines and journals including Fourteen Hills,LearnVest/Forbes.com, and POZ Magazine. Over her career, she has been a poet, glass artist, screenwriter and filmmaker with an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from NYU. She was a 2016 Fellow in the Cleveland Jewish Arts & Culture Lab.