Writers' Colony creates new poetry program

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

EUREKA SPRINGS -- In response to local requests, the Community Writing Program of the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow will teach Elements of Poetic Craft on the second Sunday of each month, from 2 to 5 p.m., beginning Jan. 13.

Meetings will be held in a coffee-shop atmosphere at the Garden Bistro.

Topics will include Poetic Form, Style, Tone and Diction, Syntax, the Line, Meter, the Matter of a poem, and a section on How to Read Poetry--your own and someone else's. At least one hour of every workshop will be set aside for exercises and presentations of new work by the students.

"We are responding to what local writers tell us they want," says Alison Taylor-Brown, who heads up the Community Writing Program. "Local poets want to review elements they had forgotten and go forward in understanding the craft of poetry. Our workshops are informal and geared toward the specific needs of the class participants."

Wendy Taylor Carlisle, who will teach the program, is the author of two books of poetry and two poetry chapbooks, as well as a wine guide. Her work has been anthologized and is widely available online. She has been 12 times nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Find more about her at her website www.wendytaylorcarlisle.com.

Cost for each workshop is $25. If you are interested in attending but can't come on Sunday afternoons, let Alison know at alisontaylorbrown@me.com or 479 292-3665. Other times are being considered.

If you've promised yourself you'd be more serious about your writing, the Community Writing Program is available to help you make good on that promise in 2013. See the full schedule of writing workshops at CommunityWriting Program.com.

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