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Making a Poem Memorable: Generative Workshop with Dorianne Laux (via Zoom)

September 11 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$124.00

Please note that this workshop is now sold out! Thanks for all the interest. If you want to be put on the waiting list for this workshop, or have questions about other memoir workshop options, please email [email protected]

What makes a poem memorable? Dave Smith says it’s “… a confident use of language which releases feeling and keeps releasing it with repeated readings.”Naomi Shihab Nye says for her it is, “Love and care for elemental details… and a way of ending that leaves a new resonance or a lit spark in the reader or listener’s mind.” We will take a close look at a variety of dazzling poems written by contemporary poets and seek to understand what makes them memorable. Then, we will practice imitation as a striving toward writing our own unforgettable poems.

NB: This craft class will be held on Zoom. It will be capped at 25 students. Scholarship information will be available in July and will be due on August 15. Please read the course policies page before signing up for any of our workshops.

Dorianne Laux’s sixth collection, Only As the Day is Long: New and Selected Poems was named a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Her fifth collection,The Book of Men, was awarded The Paterson Prize. Her fourth book of poems, Facts About the Moon, won The Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also the author of AwakeWhat We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; Smoke; as well as a fine small press edition, The Book of Women. She is the co-author of the celebrated text The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry.

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Date:
September 11
Time:
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$124.00
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Website:
https://www.writerscenter.org/calendar/lauxgenerative/

Venue

Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Phone:
914.332.5953
Website:
www.writerscenter.org

Organizer

HVWC
Phone:
914.332.5953
Email:
ask@writerscenter.org
Website:
www.writerscenter.org