How Poetry Helps - April 4, 2020 (Online Workshop)
Sharp imagery, music, and a perfectly crafted line distinguish exceptional creative writing and are essential tools in the writer’s toolkit. Let's examine how poetry makes all writing—and many other things— better. This is a two-part online workshop: Part 1 features prompts, exercises, and inspiration. Part 2 offers an opportunity for feedback. Workshop participants will receive a syllabus on Saturday with readings, prompts, thoughts, and links to video and audio inspiration, with guidelines for creating a finished draft of a poem (or poems!) If participants choose, they may submit one or two poems to Irene for feedback, with suggestions on how to ask the questions of their work that are most meaningful for them. If you've taken a COCC Continuing Education class with Irene, you'll feel right at home. If you haven't, well, you're in for some fun with this condensed version.