The Craft of Poetry - In-Person

Facilitator: Christine Wilson

  • Date: 01-17-2023 to 03-7-2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm ET to 9:00 pm ET
  • Tuition: $195.00
  • Open to: All Genders 16+

The Craft of Poetry Image

The Craft of Poetry will explore an aspect of poetry, look at poets who utilize that aspect in their poems, and hone and craft the writer's own work.

Tuesdays: Jan 17-Mar 7 In-Person at WWf(a)C. This six-part series will incorporate intentional pauses to attend Poetry Night at Sitwell's on 1st Tuesdays. We'll vote during Session One on being together for Valentine's day, or to add one more week to March 14.

Class Arc: Each session will have a different focus on different elements on these general topics.
   Wk 1: An Intro article to turn on the craft focus
   Wk 2: Focus on creative language
   Wk 3: Focus on shape and rhythm: line breaks/stanzas/space/meter
   Wk 4: Focus on Themes ex: place, belief, anatomy, geology, bees
   Wk 5: Focus on forms: sonnet/sestina/golden shovel/experimental
   Wk 6: Staying inspired, living like a poet

Covid-19 Protocol: Masks encouraged.

To learn more about this class, we're offering a FREE Virtual Sampler Tuesday, Jan 10, 7-8pm via Zoom. It is not required to enroll in the Sampler in order to take the class. Sampler registration is required.

Christine Wilson is a graduate of the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy.
What Motivates Her:
To demystify poetry while encouraging folks to embrace the mystery.
To study the lineage of poetry.
To support writers in honing their own poetic voice.
To cultivate a brave space for poets to listen, share, and grow.

(Artwork by Christine Wilson)

Location & Special Instructions

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Scholarships

Scholarships in varying amounts are available for our programs depending on need and availability of funds. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for one of our classes, click here to download our PDF application. Call 513-272-1171 if you have further questions.

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