I am thrilled to announce that I have partnered with the Deschutes Public Library to offer an online poetry workshop titled Poetry Everywhere: Writing Across Genres & Forms. The workshop will take place from 9 PM to 11 PM Eastern Time (6 PM to 8 PM Pacific) on Wednesday, July 19. 2023.
The workshop is free and open to everyone. But advance registration is required.
Whether you are a long-time poet looking to expand your horizons and get inspired or someone just starting your creative writing journey, Poetry Everywhere is open to all skill levels.
The written word is a vast universe, teeming with incredible potential. From the seemingly mundane receipt to the conventional email, there's poetry waiting to be discovered and breathed into life.
In this workshop, we'll explore diverse writing forms like How-To Guides, Textbooks, Newspaper Headlines, Fortune Cookies, and even Algebraic Word Problems. We'll delve into the power these commonplace formats hold for creative expression, giving you an innovative strategy to order your ideas and enrich your poetic voice.
The workshop will feature writing exercises, group discussions, and tips for expanding your craft.
Don't worry if you're not sure where to start. No prior preparation is needed! Once registered, you'll receive a thoughtfully curated optional reading list of sample poems and a fun assignment. These will help spark your creativity and begin generating your very own genre-crossing poetic ideas.
As many of you know, I am the author of OxyContin for Breakfast, Art Official, and Pop X Poetry. I've been fortunate to receive recognition from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital, and the University of Montana. I've taught art and writing for UMASS/Boston, The University of Montana, and the Isabella Stweart Gardner Museum and have given workshops and panel discussions for a wide variety of audiences.
I can't wait to explore this world of cross-genre poetry with you. Register today, and let's embark on this creative journey together!