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Writing Workshop: Poetry as Craft - with Rebecca Foust

Presented by Mill Valley Public Library at Mill Valley Public Library, Mill Valley CA

Apr 02 - 30 2019
Writing Workshop: Poetry as Craft - with Rebecca Foust

Poetry Practice Viewed Through the Lens of Craft – weekly class and workshop

Taught by Marin Poet Laureate Emerita Rebecca Foust — five-session workshop (registration required)

Long before there were MFA programs and even colleges and universities, people were writing and enjoying poetry.

The time-honored method for learning to make poems has always been imitation; that is, reading great poems, then trying to figure out what elements of craft makes them work and how to use those techniques and strategies in our own writing.

Each session will open with a reading and discussion of two poems—one from the canon, and one more contemporary—chosen by the workshop leader to illustrate use of a particular poetic device or form.

The second part of each session will be devoted to an MFA-style round-the-table workshop, with a goal to allowing 5-10 minutes for each student poem.

At the end of each session there will time for questions, including questions about the writing life, MFA programs, and publication and, if time permits, a free write at focusing on the prompt.

For more detail and to register, see website.


Free admission, Registration required – register online

Contact: (415) 389-4292

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Additional time info:

7:00 – 9:00 pm


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375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

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