If you don’t write poetry, are afraid to write poetry or have no idea if what you’re writing is actually poetry, this workshop is for you. Although there’s no secret handshake, the elements of poetry are straightforward (imagery, compressed language, sensory details), and reading exceptional poems is one of the best ways to learn about poetic techniques.
In this workshop, you will be inspired to write your own haunting images, and you’ll leave with first drafts of poems, a list of accomplished poets whose work you can enjoy later, and a taste of the delight that comes from creating poetry.
Terry Godbey’s [http://terrygodbey.com/] poetry chapbook Flame was published in February 2012, and she’s the author of two previous collections, Beauty Lessons and Behind Every Door. Her poems have appeared in literary magazines including Rattle, Poet Lore, Harpur Palate, Pearl, CALYX and Slipstream. She is a winner of the Rita Dove Poetry Award and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She supports her poetry habit by working as a freelance writer and editor.
Advance Registration Required • Space is Limited
When: Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 1 PM to 5PM
Where: Community Clubhouse, Winter Park FL 32792
Fee: $65 (Includes light refreshments)
Register Online: http://madaboutwords.com/2012/03/poetry-for-beginners/