IN PERSON: Enjoy the process of creating poetry! We’ll use writing prompts to get the creative process going. Emphasis will be on creating vivid imagery, shaping stanzas and honing the story or message of the poem. The class structure will include the distribution of in-class writing prompts for free verse poems with time allowed to share what you’ve written. Once students have settled on several poems to focus on, we will share feedback. Learning to read and critique a poem is a skill that benefits the writer. Ideally, poems will be shared via email to give everyone a chance to review them and be prepared to discuss them. The goal is to give constructive criticism and encourage each other. By the end of the course, students will have a solid collection of poems. | Facilitated discussion, Active Skill Learning.
Max enrollment: 10.
Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705
Margaret Anderson has a degree in creative writing from Hollins University. She is a retired children's librarian who enjoys stories off all kinds. She writes poetry and stories, and recently had a poem published in Heron Clan Vll (a literary magazine). Margaret enjoys taking OLLI courses and is looking forward to teaching one of her own!