Poetic Perspectives

Poetry Writing Workshop for Women

July 10, 17, 24, 31

 

Greenville, SC: WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN. This July join published poet Kimberly Simms for a four-week workshop series entitled Poetic Perspectives.  All levels welcome. The focus of the series is personae poems with related craft lessons and feedback sessions. The last session will focus on editing for publication. Each session will include examples, craft lessons, and pre-writing exercises to help spring board our poems.

 

Four (1.5 hour) workshops will be held 4 consecutive Sundays: July 10 at 5pm, July 17 at 3pm, July 24 at 5pm, July 31 at 5pm in the Coffee Underground Theatre. Total Cost $20. Limit 10 women. Registration Deadline is July 6th. Full Syllabus below.

 

TO REGISTER: SEND AN EMAIL WITH YOUR NAME, PHONE, AND ADDRESS TO KIMBERLY@WITSENDPOETRY.COM. PLEASE BRING YOUR CHECK/CASH FOR $20 TO FIRST SESSION ON JULY 10TH. Or call 864-525-6957 for more information.

 

 

In each session, we will look at example poems. Also we’ll have lots of prompt questions and pre-writing exercises to help spring board us into writing our poems. Groundwork is what you should bring with you to the workshop that day. Beginners are welcome!

 

 

July 10 at 5pm. Workshop I.  Wild Personae Poem

 

Introductions and Warm-up Writing.

 

Craft Lesson: Point of View/Personae, Plot, Fresh Language, Touchstone Images

 

In-Workshop writing exercise: Wild Personae Poem.

 

July 17 at 3pm. Workshop II – Dramatic Personae Poems

 

Groundwork: Bring research on Woman of Note (can be historic or current). HINT: Use the internet; this will only take about 10 minutes.

 

In-Workshop writing exercise: Pick a dramatic moment in Woman’s life and write a poem from her perspective, set in that dramatic moment.

 

Craft Lesson: Form, Line Breaks, Titles, Excess Language.

 

July 24 at 5pm. Workshop III – Letter Personae Poem or Recipe Poem

 

Groundwork: Think of a subject for a letter poem. Can be between historical, mythological, fairy tale, biblical, movie stars, fictional, current events characters (Dear Prince, Love Cinderella – Dear Adam, Love Eve – Dear Sun, Love Moon – Dear Gargamel, Love Smurfette).

 

In-Workshop writing exercise: Write Letter Personae Poem.

 

Craft Lesson: Sound, Rhythm, Editing

 

July 31 at 5pm. Workshop IV – Workshop Day

 

Groundwork:  Bring (10) copies of 1 of the 3 poems we have started.

 

Feedback Session: We will share and give feedback to each others poems.

 

Craft Lesson:  Top tips on submitting poems for publication.

 

July 31 at 7pm. Poetic Perspectives Reading at Coffee Underground

All workshop participants are invited to share their poems (new or old or by other people) at the Coffee Underground. Evening will also include a reading by Kimberly Simms from her new chapbook “The Dancing Tree.”