Poetry for Beginners

If you don’t write poetry, are afraid to write poetry or have no idea if what you’re writing is actually poetry, this workshop is for you. Although there’s no secret handshake, the elements of poetry are straightforward (imagery, compressed language, sensory details), and reading exceptional poems is one of the best ways to learn about poetic techniques.

In this workshop, you will be inspired to write your own haunting images, and you’ll leave with first drafts of poems, a list of accomplished poets whose work you can enjoy later, and a taste of the delight that comes from creating poetry.

terry godbeyTerry Godbey’s poetry chapbook Flame was published in February 2012, and she’s the author of two previous collections, Beauty Lessons and Behind Every Door. Her poems have appeared in literary magazines including Rattle, Poet Lore, Harpur Palate, Pearl, CALYX and Slipstream. She is a winner of the Rita Dove Poetry Award and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She supports her poetry habit by working as a freelance writer and editor.

Advance Registration Required • Space is Limited

When: Saturday,  May 19, 2012 – 1 PM to 5PM

Workshop starts promptly. Please come up to 30 minutes early to network and settle in. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be available.

Where: Community Clubhouse, Winter Park FL 32792 -  MAP

Fee: $65 (Includes light refreshments)

Register Online: Fast, secure payment with a credit card

Register by Mail: Make your check payable to MAD about Words. (Sorry, we can only take credit card payments online.) Please include your full name, address, phone number and email address. Mail your information and payment to MAD about Words, P.O. Box 5057, Winter Park FL 32793-5057. And email us when your check is on the way if you want to be sure you’re not boxed out by faster credit card registrations.

Terms of Registration: You must be age 18 or older to participate. Special offers and discounts cannot be combined. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations unless we receive your written refund request one week before the workshop date. Fees for returned checks and cancellations apply. If, at our discretion, the workshop is canceled, refunds will be issued. Your registration is confirmed via email from MAD about Words.

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