CityLit Project is taking registrations for my fall poetry workshop. It's through the Write Here, Write Now program.
Poetry Cafe runs eight weeks (first session is Sept. 14). We'll talk about where poems come from, imagery and poems of childhood, list poems, using simile and metaphor, and how to build your own prompt.
Here's a model poem I'll be bringing to our first session, "How Poetry Comes to Me," by Gary Snyder.
How Poetry Comes to Me
It comes blundering over the
Boulders at night, it stays
Frightened outside the
Range of my campfire
Want more poetry to come to you? Visit Kate at Book Aunt http://bookaunt.blogspot.com/ -- our Poetry Friday host this week.
Want more info on my workshop?
Poetry Café: Small Plates to Tempt Your Writing Palate
Dates: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 7-9 PM
Location: Howard County Center for the Arts
The Poetry Café is dishing out model poems and writing exercises for you to try.
Instructor: Laura Shovan's poetry has appeared in Lips, The Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, Paterson Literary Review, The Little Patuxent Review, and Joyful online.
Registration forms are here: