Overview: During this poetry workshop, we will explore two of the basic building blocks of poetry: imagery and metaphor. We will explore how a poem works and how the devices used in poetry can enhance our writing across all genres. Poetry does not have to be hard or intimidating! —it can be a playful opportunity to pay closer attention to our daily lives and listen for the ways that the world speaks back to us. This workshop will include teaching time, writing exercises, and reading some contemporary poetry together. No poetry experience required.
Instructor, Libby Kurz holds a BS in Nursing from UNC-Charlotte and an MFA in Creative Writing from National University. Her work has been published Driftwood Press, Literary Mama, and Ruminate, among others. Her poetry was awarded first prize in the New Voices category of the Poetry Society of Virginia’s 2017 Contest. Her first poetry chapbook, The Heart Room, was released this year with Finishing Line Press. A veteran of the US Air Force, she now resides on the coast of Virginia with her family. When she’s not reading, writing, and keeping tabs on her three kids, she works as a registered nurse and teaches writing workshops. She is passionate about a good cup of coffee, bumming on the beach, and finding meaning in the ordinary moments of life.
When & Where: This workshop will take place on Sunday, December 8th, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM in Norfolk VA.
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