Yes, Surprise. That’s our workshop topic for this year. Many of us write lovely, skillful, and sensitive poems that are almost wonderful. The problem is that sometimes those good poems don’t quite leap off the page to grab the reader.
In this two-day workshop we will play with the element of surprise to make our good poems into memorable poems. We will open our imaginations to take poems one step farther. We’ll create new work and revise old work, always looking to create unexpected discoveries.
We will emphasize taking risks. (Hey, if we make your poems worse, you can always go back to the old version!) Participants will be asked to bring some finished but not completely satisfactory poems to mess around with.
This workshop is intended for people who are serious about writing poetry. We will assume some basic experience and move forward from there. Registration will be limited to ten participants so that everyone gets time and attention.
Where: in the parlor
When: Thursday August 27 and Friday August 28, 2015
How much: workshop fee $135 plus hotel and meals (both reasonable)
For more information or an application form please contact:
Penelope Scambly Schott