Maureen Morehead - SPARKS! A Workshop for Generating New Poems

Facilitator: Guest Artist: Maureen Morehead

  • Date: 10-19-2019
  • Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuition: $50.00
  • Open to: All Genders 16+
This class is now full. You may join the waitlist to be contacted if a spot opens up. A tuition deposit is not required for the waitlist.

SPARKS! A Workshop for Generating New Poems

A few years ago, Maureen Morehead, a faculty member in Spalding University's low-residency MFA program for Creative Writing, discovered the benefits of having MFA students spend workshop time generating new work. A believer in Kenneth Koch's technique of using great writers' poems as models for prompts, Morehead creates flexible prompts that emphasize often overlooked connections between reading poems and writing them. By the end of this three-hour workshop, participants will have written at least three drafts of new poems, revised one, and shared with everyone as many as time permits.

Saturday, October 19th from 1:00 -- 4:00 pm
Maureen Morehead is a teacher and poet who lives in Louisville, Kentucky. She retired after 30 years from the Jefferson County Public Schools, then worked another 14 as adjunct professor in Spalding University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program.  Many of her poems have been published in literary magazines, such as the Iowa Review, Greensboro Review, Poet and Critic, The American Poetry Review, and Poetry Magazine. She has published six books, four by Larkspur Press of Monterey, Ky. The Red Gate is her most recent. Maureen has received an Al Smith fellowship and two individual awards for poetry and a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She earned a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville. For two years, 2011 to 2012, she travelled the state of Kentucky giving readings, talks, lessons, workshops, and lectures serving as Kentucky’s Poet Laureate.

Location & Special Instructions

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