Poetry as Memoir: Defining Moments in a Life

Instructor:  Shari Wagner
Date: 4 Saturdays: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15
Time: 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Location: IWC
Cost: $275 nonmembers, $185 members, $165 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

Each life has its crossroads, defining moments that determine its direction.  In this poetry workshop, we will use the techniques of memoir to explore the significant moments in our own life or in the life of someone else.  That “someone else” could be anyone who intrigues you—an ancestor, a historical figure, a literary or mythological character, or even a persona from your imagination.  Exercises and assignments will focus both on the creative process and the editing, with the goal of producing a series of poems that can either stand alone or be part of an ongoing collection. Beginning poets are welcome, as well as advanced. Limit for class: 10

The cost of this class includes a $25 critiquing fee, to be remitted by IWC directly to the instructor, for assignments critiqued outside of class time. 


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