"13 Ways Poetry Can Enliven, Illuminate, and Improve Your Prose"
CSU San Bernadino Professor
Do you have a novel in a drawer that refuses to come out and play? Has one of your short-stories run amok? Is your action screenplay stalled? Your memoir forgotten its “me”? Your blog plodding?
Time to rev your writing engines! In this energetic workshop participants will identify thirteen strategies fundamental to the practice of poetry. Although poetry may not be considered central to most prose genres, these thirteen surefire poetry techniques are guaranteed to enable writers of all persuasions to improve upon their craft.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Noon - 4:00 pm
COD Pace Classroom, Westfield Mall, Palm Desert
Beginning with exemplary poems and performances (some famous, a few soon to be) we will explore surprise, sensory detail, precise diction, metaphor, mystery, music, mood, tone, concision, compression, play, deep image, and how language patterns magically pay attention to the written word.We will flex our poetic writing muscles by drafting, collectively and individually, our own poems; by sharing those poems; and then by translating elements of those poems into prose.
Whether you are looking to expand your existing poetry practice or unsure of whether you even “fit” with poetry, this workshop has something for you. Both practiced poets and novice writers are encouraged to attend.
Workshop Facilitator: Julie Paegle directs the M.F.A. in Creative Writing at California State University San Bernardino, where she is Professor of English. Paegle has served on numerous editorial and review boards, including for the PEN WEST fellowship. Paegle holds two bachelors’ degrees (in Environmental Earth Science and in English), and two terminal degrees (an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature). She has served as a Poet in the Schools and teaching Alaskan indigenous tribes in Upward Bound. Julie Paegle's work has been recognized in the International Latino Book Awards (Best Poetry in English); in Poets & Writers (for one of the best debut poetry collections of 2010); and won recognition in the Utah Book Awards and the Utah Arts Council awards.
Reviews: "Paegle is incredibly knowledgeable…she has insight into the craft of poetry that is beyond measure.”
“I can’t even begin to tell you how impressed I am with her as a workshop leader. She manages her time very well. She gives clear-cut, exacting explanations...I am a person who never thought they could write poems. She managed to do just that: teach me!”
“Paegle is brilliant, compassionate, wise, kind, and an irreplaceable treasure…the best of the best.”
SEATS ARE LIMITED!
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Payment & Registration Details
- Members: $38.00
- Non-Members: $48.00
- Pre-Payment Registration is required to confirm your seat.
- Sorry! No door sales.
- Bottled water & light snack included in fee.
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- PSWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID #43-2093738.
Contact person for this workshop:
Ann Marie Biskar, VP PSWG Programs
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