Poetry Writing Classes

  • April 13, 2019

    Publishing Your Poems in 2019

    With Ellen Birkett Morris. You’ve written a pile of poems and the last thing you want to do is stow them in a drawer. We’ll talk about finding the courage to send your work out, targeting potential markets, writing an effective submission letter, keeping track of submissions, and marketing your success. Ellen will offer encouragement and links to journals and contests that will help you find your way into print. Ellen Birkett Morris is the author of Surrender (Finishing Line Press), and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!] [O...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 13
    • Time:
      11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $30
  • April 17, 2019

    Writing Poetry (Spring)

    With Sherry Chandler.  Metaphor, simile, image, symbol, meter, rhythm, basic building blocks of poetry so inexhaustible in their depth and variety that no poet, established or beginning, can ever completely master them. Participants in this class will explore these tools with emphasis on their own writing. Sherry Chandler is the author of three full-length poetry collections and two chapbooks. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Writing Poetry (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 17 - May 22
    • Time:
      5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • April 27, 2019

    Artistic Intersections: Forging Poetry from Visual Art

    With Shauna M. Morgan. The power of ekphrastic writing–poetry inspired by visual art or simply using descriptions of visual art as literary device–appeared in classical European literature such as Homer’s Iliad and in ancient poetry of the Odu Ifá in west Africa. Ekphrasis continues to enthrall writers today–many from diverse literary traditions–who are so moved by visual art that they have felt compelled to render some aspect of that art into poetry. We will explore various aspects of ekphrasis by first viewing and examining works of visual art and then drafting poems t...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 27
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $35