Date: 7/30/18 – 8/3/18
Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom
Day of the Week: Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday
Time: 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Class Level: 13-17
• Regular: $262.50
• Member: $236.25
• Low-Income: $183.75
Do you love to write poems? Want to write poems but are never sure where to start? Either way, this class is for you.
Every day, we'll read poems, get inspired by what makes them work, write our own poems, and, finally, share what we've written and give each other useful, encouraging feedback. This class is designed to give you a ton of ideas and starting points for getting into poetry. So we'll read a lot of different poets, including historical greats like Emily Dickinson, h.d., Elizabeth Bishop, and others, as well as poets who are writing now: Sandra Cisneros, Mary Oliver, Warsan Shire, Danez Smith, and many more. And we'll try a lot of different forms and styles, including erasures, free verse, golden shovels, epistolary poems, lists, and sestinas.
By the end of the class, you'll have a big stack of drafts of poems, a long list of poets you'll want to read, and a ton of ideas to spark your next poems. The teaching artist will provide written feedback on up to 5 pages of poems for each student.