Pens on Fire Poetry Writing Workshop

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 Are your metaphors causing a meltdown?

Need some starter fuel to set your stanzas aflame?

Come ignite your poetic imagination at WRITE@253 and join award-winning poet, author of ‘The Vicissitudes’ and Tacoma’s Poet Laureate 2010-11,

TAMMY ROBACKER, for a creative 4-Week Poetry Writing Workshop series in SEPTEMBER. A skilled poetry teacher and published writer, Robacker has partnered with Tacoma’s new non-profit writing center to lead PENS ON FIRE: a 4 week poetry writing series that only cost $20 per class.

Register for 1 at a time or all 4 for only $70!

Save your seat! Register NOW and email desired class(es) and name to tamsugah@aol.com.

SEPT 9, 2-4 pm:

Sensational Poetry: Writing Poems for the 5 Senses, Cost: $20

When writing poems rooted in abstract emotion or concept, poets must create concrete ‘sensations’ for the reader to attach meaning and interpretation. Class will read and examine poems showing how other poets use the 5 senses of sound, sight, touch, taste and smell to convey emotional tone. Then, class will spend second hour in writing exercises and/or group projects to produce their own poem ideas and poems. Poets will volunteer to read aloud and share their work with class for comment and gentle critique.

SEPT 16, 2-4 pm:

Poetry Is a Destructive Force: Using Metaphor & Simile, Cost: $20

Let’s exam popular poems and contemporary poets who use powerful SIMILE and METAPHOR as poetic technique in dense and fresh ways. Then, class will spend second hour in writing exercises and/or group projects to produce their own metaphors, similes, poem ideas and poem drafts. Poets will volunteer to read aloud and share their work with class for comment and gentle critique.

SEPT 23, 2-4 pm:

The Unformed Form: A Look at Loosely Structured Poetic Forms, Cost $20

Let’s look at both traditional and conventional ‘unformed’ forms and seminar on their comparisons and contrasts. Examples such as Odes, Elegies, and Aubades have a distinct mission as a poetry form or type, but they offer a more free interpretation for the poet to express without the rhyming and meter or other technical constraint. Then, class will spend second hour in writing exercises and/or group projects to produce their own form poems. Poets will volunteer aloud to read and share their work with class for comment and critique.

SEPT 30, 2-4 pm:

Writing INSIDE the Box: A Study of Traditional Poetic Forms, Cost $20

If you have always wanted to write a Sonnet or a Sestina, then this is your class! We will examine traditional and popular poetic forms and structures such as sonnet, villanelle, sestina, and more. Then, class will spend second hour in writing exercises and/or group projects to produce their own form poems. Poets will volunteer

No one will be turned away for inability to pay. This is for everyone.

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