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The Poetry Lab is excited you bring you a new series called Summer Sessions! These carefully crafted sessions will celebrate different styles of writing with specially designed workbooks available for purchase. These workbooks have been made exclusively for The Poetry Lab--collect and work through them all!


Whereas the Pechua Kucha is a new/invented form of poem, this week we will be looking at old and established poem forms. We will briefly cover elements of meter, line length, and breath as we unravel things such as sonnets, villanelles, and sestinas. 

Please come ready to write!

And if you have a favorite book of formal verse, please bring it to discuss with the group!

Form Poem workbooks will be available for $8.


You won't need to buy the workbook to participate in this session, but it is recommended for further study on the topic. Plus, it's a Poetry Lab fundraiser--all proceeds will go toward our table at the bookfair at AWP 2016 in Los Angeles next spring. 

The workbooks feature extended material on the form, additional writing prompts and sample poems. They will expand on the topics covered during our sessions and give you an opportunity to delve deeper in your own time. 


Everyone welcome!

$3 Donation suggested 

Earlier Event: July 30
Later Event: August 20
Summer Sessions Celebration!