Poetry Writing Classes

  • January 24, 2018

    Writing Poetry (Winter)

    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. Register now for Writing Poetry (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 24 - March 14
    • Time:
      5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • January 29, 2018

    Poetry 101 (Winter)

    With Angel C. Dye. Practice honing your interest and skills in the art of poetry writing in this fun, relaxed workshop. Each week writers of all levels will challenge themselves by experimenting with different poetic forms and leave with drafts for further composition. Some possible forms to be explored include the haiku, tanka, sonnet, “Where I’m From,” and gigan. Register now for Poetry 101 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 29 - March 5
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • April 7, 2018

    Prosetry: Prose & Poetry

    With Sarah McCartt-Jackson. Participants will examine how prose and poetry interact by reading essays by renowned poets, dealing with different elements of craft and poetic contemplation each week. Then we compare their thoughts to their work. Each week, we find inspiration through generative writing prompts. Register now for Prosetry: Prose & Poetry.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturdays, April 7 - April 28
    • Time:
      10:00 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $56
  • April 9, 2018

    Poetry 101 (Spring)

    With Angel C. Dye. Practice honing your interest and skills in the art of poetry writing in this fun, relaxed workshop. Each week writers of all levels will challenge themselves by experimenting with different poetic forms and leave with drafts for further composition. Some possible forms to be explored include the haiku, tanka, sonnet, “Where I’m From,” and gigan. Register now for Poetry 101 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 9 - May 14
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • April 11, 2018

    Writing Poetry (Spring)

    With Jeff Worley.  Spend some time in a workshop setting writing new poems, revising old ones, and sharing your work with others in class. We will work on the basic stuff of poetry: imagery, the use of sound to fortify meaning, lineation, and various approaches to formal structure, as well as the free-verse poem. We'll support each other to improve drafts of poems and discuss various aspects of the contemporary poem. Register now for Writing Poetry (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
    • Addl Info:
         

      Required text: What Comes Down to Us: 25 Contemporary Kentucky Poets (available at Black Swan Books or from the instructor
      directly).