Let’s find ways to express ourselves in poems. In this workshop we will learn the basics of poetry, experiment with different poetic styles, and examine look at how titles can be chosen to enhance a poem and draw the reader in. We will address ways to effectively use line breaks, and how to choose where to begin and end a poem most effectively. Each workshop session will offer prompts and several ideas for creating new work, and will offer opportunities to workshop our poems together in a welcoming and supportive environment. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced poet you will discover new ways to develop your writing skills.
This class is presented in partnership with Siegal Lifelong Learning
This class will meet online Thursday mornings from 10am-12pm using Zoom video conferencing. On the first day of class, we will give you a tutorial on how to use it. Once you sign on using the instructions we will provide, you will be able to see and talk with your instructor and your fellow participants—just like you would in one of our meeting rooms. All you need is a good internet connection and a computer or smartphone with a webcam. Not sure if your system is compatible? Just click here. Have any questions about online classes? Email or call associate director Matt Weinkam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marion Starling Boyer is a poet and essayist with three published poetry collections: The Clock of the Long Now (Mayapple Press) and two chapbooks, Green (Finishing Line Press) and Composing the Rain (Grayson Books). Her fourth book, The Sea Was Never Far, was released May 2019 by Main Street Rag.