Poetry Workshop explores iconographic American women poets

The National Poetry Month Workshop Series will concentrate on Emily Dickinson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sylvia Plath and Audre Lorde. April 3, 10, 17 and May 1, Sunday afternoons, 3 – 5 pm in the Arts Collinwood Café, facilitated by Michelle R. Smith, MA. The workshops will explore these poets’  iconography and work as a basis for discussions of poetry writing and personas. Participants will be asked to complete some pre-reading-- an article on the poet, a prose piece, and a small collection of poetry. Each workshop will be divided into two parts: a discussion of the reading material, aimed at identifying and further developing useful concepts for the participants’ own work, followed by a writing workshop in which the participants will share pieces inspired by the featured poet of the week and the pre-reading. Scans and links to all reading will be provided.

This sounds as good as many college classes – but with tea, coffee and wine.

Our Sunday Evening Roast Poetry Series continues April 17.  Artless Dodger Press and friends appear at 7 pm.

And finally, April 30th the She Speaks Movement returns to our cafe for another night of ideas, truth and poetry, workshop and slam at 7 pm. Arts Collinwood  15605 Waterloo Road, 216-692-9500, www.artscollinwood.org. Gallery and Café hours: Tuesday –Saturday 11-11; Sunday 11-5. Community Center, 397 E156th.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 11:44 AM, 04.04.2011