Tue, Oct 27 | Online Poetry Workshop

The Next Stage: Writing Poems a Zoom Poetry Workshop: 4 Tuesdays at 6:00 Starting October 27

Consider this workshop if you participated in our “Try Your Hand at Poetry Workshop,” or, you have been in other poetry workshops, have written poems for a few years, and you are open to feedback from fellow writers in order to improve your work.
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The Next Stage: Writing Poems a Zoom Poetry Workshop: 4 Tuesdays at 6:00 Starting October 27

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2020, 6:00 PM EDT – Nov 17, 2020, 8:00 PM EST
Online Poetry Workshop

About the Event

Join us for our second Zoom poetry workshop, The Next Stage: Writing Poems led by Bookstore1’s Poet in Residence, Doug Knowlton. There will be four Zoom sessions: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm: October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17.

Consider this workshop if you participated in our “Try Your Hand at Poetry Workshop,” or, you have been in other poetry workshops, have written poems for a few years, and you are open to feedback from fellow writers in order to improve your work.

A fee of $30 is required for participation. This includes a copy of In the Palm of Your Hand, Second Edition : A Poet's Portable Workshop by Steve Kowit and all four sessions. The book can be picked up curbside (We will send you an email when the book is ready for pickup) or you can have it shipped to you via USMail.

This Zoom workshop is limited to 12 participants. If the workshop is full and you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email georgia@sarasotabooks.com.

Complete the registration and we will get you the book with plenty of time before the first meeting. The Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the book club meeting.

About In the Palm of Your Hand, Second Edition : A Poet's Portable Workshop

Long an anchor text for college and junior college writing classes, this illuminating and invaluable guide has become a favorite for beginning poets and an ever-valuable reference for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft, expand their technical skills, and engage their deepest memories and concerns. This edition adds Steve Kowit’s famous essay on poetics “The Mystique of the Difficult Poem,” in which he argues stirringly and forcefully that a poem need not be obscure to be great.

Richard Blanco says “My absolute favorite book for teaching poetry--wonderful exercises, great writing prompts, and a generous selection of relevant contemporary poems--all held together by Kowit's conversational tone that speaks to us like a good friend inviting us into the wonders of poetry."

About Doug Knowlton:

Doug’s been writing poems and lyrics since the 1960s. His love of poetry was reignited as he participated in readings around the Orlando area c. 1996-1999. He emceed the open mic at Java N’Jive Coffee House in Palmetto, 2002-2003. He was a regular at the Fogartyville Café Open Mic (Bradenton) 2002-2005, and hosted the Village Bookshop Poets and Writers from 2006-2011. Doug finds it especially fulfilling to encounter readers and listeners who are awakening to poetry’s vast potential.

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