Writing poems is discovery on paper, and good poems surprise and delight the poet as much as anyone. In this workshop, designed for both new and experienced friends of poetry, you will try on a variety of styles and forms as your own poetic voice evolves. Participants will use journaling and close reading of inspiring poems as starting points for their own work, both in and out of class. The goal is for you to come away from the class with a portfolio of favorite poems — poems discovered in reading, discovered in writing. Yellow Arrow Journal poetry editor and award-winning poet Ann Quinn brings a playful and generous spirit to her classes. In the words of one student, “Ann leads her writers with the lightest touch. They do the work, but it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like love.”
When: Classes will be held the first Saturday of each month (except for July) from 10am - 12pm - March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 2, February 6
Where: Zoom - register for link
You are strongly encouraged to register for the full 12 sessions, as we will build our vocabulary of form and technique throughout the year. However, you are invited to attend one session at a time as you are available.