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Jan
19
Reading fine poetry often sparks new poems of your own. Find inspiration, share your work, and gain feedback from others who enjoy reading, writing, and responding to poetry. We will read poems by Galway Kinnell, Wendell Berry, Hans Ostrom, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, and Lucille Clifton. Join this class and ...
Start Date
Thursday, January 19th
Note
Meets Thursdays
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Barbara Alfaro

Venue
Online
Address
Online
Jan
28
Wanting to try your hand at poetry, but feel intimidated? Join Carnegie Center Author Academy and Poetry Gauntlet graduate Linda Freudenberger for a two-hour introductory class that will show you the basics and get you started on your own poetry journey. This workshop will involve lecture and class participation so ...
Start Date
Saturday, January 28th
Note
One time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Linda Freudenberger

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Mar
13
In this workshop we’ll look at several poets—from the well-known (Kim Addonizio) to the relatively unknown (Meaghan Strimas, a Canadian poet)—who succeed at writing sassy poems with edge and attitude. Their strategies for writing poems include employing unlikely juxtapositions, using giddy language, and subverting a reader’s expectations. We’ll write our ...
Start Date
Monday, March 13th
Note
Two-day class
Time
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Linda Bryant Davis

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Apr
12
Spend some time in a workshop setting writing new poems, revising old ones, and sharing your poems 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 and free-verse structure. We’ll support ...
Start Date
Wednesday, April 12th
Note
Meets Wednesdays
Time
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cost
$84
Instructor

Jeff Worley

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
Apr
22
Typically, we label poems as either lyric or narrative: there are poems that tell stories from our lives and there are poems that sing the songs of the self. What if you can have it both ways? What if the songbird can spin a yarn while trilling its song? We ...
Start Date
Saturday, April 22nd
Note
One time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Andrew McFadyenKetchum

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.
May
20
This generative workshop will explore ways to focus on the voice of a poem—that unique presence that speaks a poem. We will work to claim and speak our memories and give ourselves permission to speak in our own voices. We’ll also study methods to claim the essence of other voices ...
Start Date
Saturday, May 20th
Note
One time
Time
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost
$35
Instructor

Marianne Worthington

Venue
Carnegie Center
Address
251 West Second St.

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Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
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