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Beyond Feelings and Fancy Words: Honing Your Poem-Writing Skills


Competent craftspeople can build great things because they know their tools and have lots of practice using them. The same holds true for poets. This workshop will focus on poetic tools (including imagery, syntax, sound, diction, lineation, and more) and give you the opportunity to practice using them, expanding your poetic possibilities. Ideally, allow a couple hours for reading and writing between classes.  

*Note: This class requires a minimum of 4 students in order to run. Registrants will be refunded if enrollments do not reach minimum requirement.

About the instructor: 

Lynn has an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University (Oregon). Her work has appeared in Iron Horse Literary Review, Raleigh Review, Sequestrum, and other journals (see lynnottoinfo.wordpress.com), and her book Real Daughter won Unicorn Press’s First Book Prize in 2017 (forthcoming in Jan. 2019). She has given readings and workshops in the US, Canada, and France, and serves on the board of the Oregon Poetry Association.


POETRY WORKSHOPS
COURSE FEE: $160
INSTRUCTOR: Lynn Otto
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00PM | 2/4 – 3/11

Earlier Event: January 17
Figure Drawing (ages 18+)