Instructor: Matthew Graham, Indiana Poet Laureate
Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 6:00-9:00PM Eastern
Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
*3 spots remaining*
Have your poem discussed in an online workshop setting directed by Indiana Poet Laureate Matthew Graham. Prerequisite: Some working knowledge of the mechanics of poetry, some familiarity of contemporary poetry and an undying love of language. All poems will be submitted ahead of time to insure a careful, thoughtful and instructive reading by the instructor and participants.
Notes: This class has a 10 person limit. Please send your poem (one-two page limit) to email@example.com by Friday, September 25.
*Scholarships are available for this class. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.*
About the instructor:
During his 35 years in southern Indiana, Matthew Graham has been a respected and recognized writer, teacher, and advocate for poetry and the arts. Having recently retired from the University of Southern Indiana (USI), he has taught all levels of creative writing, contemporary literature, and worked with multicultural and international students in freshman composition. Among other community service Graham has worked with diverse writing groups such as high school students and community writing groups.
Matthew Graham is the author of four books of poetry, most recently The Geography of Home (Galileo Press, 2018). His work has earned numerous national, regional and local honors and awards, including a Pushcart Prize, an Academy of American Poets Award, two grants from the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Artist of the Year Award from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.
While at USI, Matthew co-founded and co-directed (with Thomas Wilhelmus) The Ropewalk Writers' Retreat, a summer program that brought national and international writers to New Harmony, Indiana for 22 years, and the Ropewalk Visiting Writers Series, which brought prominent fiction and non-fiction writers and poets to the USI campus for free public readings. The list of participating writers includes the present U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo.
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