Getting Started with Poetry
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Workshop Instructor: Tasha Cotter

William Wordsworth once described poetry as the “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings. It takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.” Throughout history we’ve turned to poetry to inspire and comfort us. In this class, we’ll be immersing ourselves in the world of poetry: we’ll read poetry, do some free-writing, draft new work, read our work aloud (if you want—you don’t have to!) and discuss some key aspects of poetry including, but not limited to word choice and poetic forms. This class is ideal for those new to poetry, and it’s also a fantastic way to jumpstart your own creative practice. We’ll also briefly discuss poetry reading lists, literary journals, video poetry, and more.

• Location: Berea City Hall Room 121 (Community Room) - 212 Chestnut Street

• Date/Time: July 26th from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

• Break: NA

• Total Hours: 3 hours

• Price: $58.00 (Includes handouts and one literary journal.)

• Age: 17 & Up (Youth 17 - 18 MUST bring a Youth Authorization Form, completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian, found at this Attendees Resources link.)

• Difficulty: Beginner

• Class Size: 20 Max

• Take Home: Poetry packets and one literary journal.

• Notes: Please bring writing utensils, notebook and or laptop.

• NOTE TO EDUCATORS: Educators attending this session will receive access to on-line cross-curricular resources, suggested classroom activities based on skills and concepts covered in session, and a certificate of participation for Professional Learning documentation.