Tue, Jul 28 | Zoom Meeting

Try Your Hand at Poetry: A Zoom Workshop on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm: July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18.

Have you always wanted to write poetry, but thought the genre was just too difficult? This is your chance to give it a try using Ted Kooser’s "The Poetry Home Repair Manual" as a guide. There will be four Zoom sessions: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm: July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18.
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 Try Your Hand at Poetry: A Zoom Workshop on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm: July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18.

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Jul 28, 2020, 6:00 PM EDT – Aug 18, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT
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About the Event

Join us for Try Your Hand at Poetry led by Georgia Court. There will be four Zoom sessions: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm: July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18. 

Have you always wanted to write poetry, but thought the genre was just too difficult? This is your chance to give it a try using Ted Kooser’s The Poetry Home Repair Manual as a guide.

A fee of $30 is required for participation. This includes a copy of The Poetry Home Repair Manual 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.

Ted Kooser is a former US Poet Laureate and, as a human being, as humorous and folksy as anyone I have ever meant. His personality shines through this book and makes all of us feel like we could actually be poets.

We’ll write our own poems based on his advice and share them with others in the club. This is the perfect place for absolute beginners and for more experienced poets who just want to have a good time with poetry.

Oh…and as an added bonus, we’ll be joined from time to time by two experienced and well-published poets: Phil Terman and Rick Hilles.

About The Poetry Home Repair Manual:

Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for more than forty years. In the pages of The Poetry Home Repair Manual, Kooser brings those decades of experience to bear. Here are tools and insights, the instructions (and warnings against instructions) that poets--aspiring or practicing--can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. Using examples from his own rich literary oeuvre and from the work of a number of successful contemporary poets, the author schools us in the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what Kooser believes is poetry's ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts. Much more than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this manual has all the comforts and merits of a long and enlightening conversation with a wise and patient old friend--a friend who is willing to share everything he's learned about the art he's spent a lifetime learning to execute so well.

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