THE MAGIC OF THE POETIC LINE: A GENERATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP IN WHICH WE EXPLORE THE CRAFT OF LINE BREAKS & OTHER VISUAL AND AUDITORY EXPERIENCES
- Date: Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 4, 2017
- Times: 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm, both days
- Location: Writers Workshoppe at Imprint Books, 820 Water Street, Port Townsend, Washington
- Fee: $200
Description: Part of what makes poetry a magical art is the poet’s ability to orchestrate language in a way that creates an unforgettable experience in a reader. Line breaks, spacing, and punctuation provide cues intrinsic to that orchestration. How do we determine when and why to break the lines in our poems? How might visual spacing or the visual aesthetics of punctuation further reveal a poem’s meanings? We’ll consider a sampling of exciting free-verse possibilities to energize the shaping of our poems and we’ll write, keeping in mind that every turn of the line is a turn toward deeper meaning.
Participants will be provided with multiple prompts for new poems, throughout the weekend, and can expect to complete 3-4 draft poems by the end of our time together. Please bring paper and a pen you enjoy writing with, as well as a lap-top (if you have one).
* This workshop will include breaks from 12:00 to 1:30 pm.
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