Are you curious about poetry, but not sure how to begin? To write poetry, you don't have to wait for the muse to whisper in your ear. Most poets have simply learned how to pay attention to the world around them, finding that poems are everywhere if you know how and where to look.
This April, celebrate National Poetry Month by giving your inner poet free rein to explore. We'll focus on generating poems each week through lively writing prompts, then sharing them in a supportive environment. For inspiration, we’ll read examples of the types of poems we’re exploring, written by both classic and contemporary poets. No poetry writing experience necessary; all levels welcome.
Instructor: Holly J. Hughes is coauthor of The Pen and The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World (Skinner House Press, 2012), author of Passings (Expedition Press, 2016) and Sailing by Ravens (University of Alaska Press, 2014), and editor of the anthology Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease (Kent State University Press, 2009).
She has taught writing at Edmonds Community College for more than 25 years as well as at regional conferences and workshops, including LitFuse, FishTrap, Write on the Sound, the North Cascades Institute, and Pacific Lutheran University’s low-residency MFA program, the Rainier Writers Workshop. www.hollyjhughes.com
For questions, contact Jenn Hager, firstname.lastname@example.org