Poetry Writing Workshop Set

July 11 – Aug. 8 at The River’s End bookstore in downtown Oswego.

The course meets once a week, Mondays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., for 5 sessions.

Registration is limited to 12 participants, so be sure to enroll as soon as possible! If you’d like to register, please send a note directly to the instructor at: [email protected]

Description: You have ember-like memories, rich experiences…you often make startling or mystifying observations and you want to transform them into memorable verse. In short, you have something to say! This workshop will
give you the tools & techniques to convert your discoveries, your insights, your fragments of thought & emotion into vivid and moving poems.

Participants will learn how to shape sound, image, diction, meter and theme into well-crafted poems. This workshop is designed to enhance poetic skills whether you are a beginner simply looking for a place to start, or a poet looking to refine or perfect your creative work. Participants will also learn how and where to market their work. There are no pre-requisites for this course.

“Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.” – William Hazlitt

Course Focus:
Poetic Invention
Developing Voice/Style
Symbols, Details & Imagery
Sonic & Sensory Levels
Rhetorical Tropes
Creative Typography
Rhythm & Metrics
Traditional and Non-Traditional Forms
Lyrical, Narrative & Dramatic Modes

Format: Workshops are conducted at the river’s end in an informal, interactive atmosphere. Instructor will offer mini-lectures, conduct small group discussions, and facilitate peer critiques. Participants will refine their own works-in-progress, in and out of class.

Fee: $89 for five two-hour sessions, plus private conference with instructor.

For more information on the course, please call 315-685-1480.

Read about what past participants have had to say about their experience by going to: http://infinitelycurious.us/Academy/index.html

“Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.” ~ James Tate