Are you interested in writing poetry, but don't know where to start? Have you started, but you don't know where to go from there?
Join Dr. Laura Minor, an award-winning poet and poetry educator, for a three-week workshop series on the basics of poetry. This series includes hands-on work in generating ideas and revising drafts, as well as a discussion of the process of submitting and publishing poetry.
Saturday, May 1: Generating: How to come up with an idea for your poems through reading and prompts. Reading list shared, game-changing authors and poetry movements discussed.
Saturday, May 8: Revision: Participants need to have a draft of a poem in class to mark up, but it's not necessary to share. Homework: Do this to two more poems after each class.
Saturday, May 15: The Life: Submission, Publishing, Resources & the Po'Biz—this is a casual discussion on and the everyday practice of poets
Important note: This is a special small-group intensive workshop. Only 10 participants will be able to register and attend, and participants will be expected to attend each of the three sessions. Please register only if you are able to attend all three sessions.
Registration is required for this event, and must be completed two hours prior to the start time. A library card and PIN is required for registration. If you do not have a card, click here to obtain one.
A link to the Zoom meeting room will be sent 1 hour prior to the event. Your Zoom name must match your registration name for you to be admitted to the program.
Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1–2 business days to process. Last-minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please ask for Learning Services at 255-2665 or email JPLPrograms@coj.net.